What’s important to think about before the operation?

From 14 days before the operation, you shouldn’t take any painkillers or antipyretics that contain acetylsalicyclic acid (such as Asprin, Magnecyl, Bamyl, Treo) or Ibuprofen (such as Ipren) and Trombyl. These drugs can result in an increased risk of bleeding during the operation. Ask your doctor if you’re unclear about anything concerning your medication. If some form of pain relief is required, use paracetamol instead (such as Alvedon, Panodil) during this period.

You’re allowed to eat up until six hours before the operation. After that, you’re allowed to drink clear liquids up until 2 hours before the operation and nothing more after that. Clear liquids are defined as water, tea, coffee, clear cordials/fruit juices without pulp. The liquid must not contain fat and not normal milk or powder milk. You must not chew chewing gum or use any form of tobacco during the last 2 hours before the anaesthetic.

Shower and wash your hair the evening before the operation or in the morning of the day of the operation. Don’t use any make-up, perfume or nail polish on the day of the operation. On the day of the operation, take off all jewellery and remove everything on your body such as all piercings, earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces and wrist-watch as well as items from your mouth, such as removable braces, piercings and rings, bracelets, necklaces and watches.

What do you do if you become sick during the days before surgery?

If you become sick, such as a sore throat or a cold, we kindly ask you to call the telephone number indicated in the notification you received about the operation date. Your operation may need to be postponed.