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You may be told not to take any aspirin or ibuprofen a few days
before your surgery.
Ask your doctor if you are to take any of your medicines the morning
of your surgery. If so, take with small sips of water only.
Do not eat or drink anything, including water, after midnight the
night before your surgery.
If you have any allergies to medicines, foods or other things, tell the
staff before your surgery.
During Surgery
You will wear a hospital gown.
An IV (intravenous) tube or catheter is put into a vein in your arm for
giving medicine and fluids.
You are taken on a cart to the surgery room. You are helped onto the
surgery table. A belt may be put over your legs for your safety.
You will be given medicine so you will sleep through the surgery.
The medicine is given through the IV or by using a face mask.
Your abdomen is cleaned and sheets are put over you to keep the area
The incision(s) are made.
Your gall bladder is removed.
The incision(s) are closed with stitches, staples or special tapes called
steri strips.
A bandage is put over the stitches or staples.
After Surgery
In the Hospital
You are taken to the recovery room where you are watched closely
until you wake up and are doing well.
Your breathing, blood pressure and pulse are checked often.
Your doctor will talk to you about your surgery.