Pre Procedure Instructions for Metropolitan Lithotriptor
222 Westchester Ave Suite G1 White Plains, NY
Please read below for instructions regarding your specific procedure :
- Certain blood tests and other examinations are required within 2 weeks prior to your lithotripsy procedure. These test results must be at the facility at the time of treatment. Please be sure your urologist has either 1) scheduled testing for you at an independent laboratory or 2) arranged testing through your family medical doctor. We will be unable to perform your treatment if these tests are not available.
- Greenlight Certain anticoagulants (blood thinners) should be stopped 5-7 days prior to your procedure. If you are on any anticoagulants, you will need to check with your personal physician if these can be stopped for 5-7 days prior to the procedure. Inform your urologist if anticoagulants can not be stopped as required. This may not necessarily prevent you from having the procedure. If you are on heart, blood pressure or asthma medication, please take your usual morning dose with a sip of water.
- Lithotripsy For 2 weeks prior to the procedure, do not take Aspirin or aspirin containing medications such as Ibuprofen (Motrin), Indocin or Persantine. Please refer to the attached list of other medications to be avoided. If you take any of these medications for your heart or to prevent stroke, consult your family doctor before stopping them.
On the day before the procedure (for example, Sunday if your procedure is scheduled for Monday), please:
- At 4pm take 2 Dulcolax pills.
- After taking the Dulcolax pills you may have only clear liquids for the rest of the day until midnight. Clear fluids include clear soups, Jell-O, fruit juice, coffee, tea. Be sure to take enough fluids over the course of the evening to prevent dehydration.
- TVT Bladder Sling If you are on anticoagulants (blood thinners), check with your personal physician if these can be stopped for 3 days prior to the procedure. Inform your urologist if anticoagulants can not be stopped as required. This may not necessarily prevent you from having the procedure.
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING (including gum or candy) after Midnight before your procedure (unless instructed by your physician or nurse to take medication with a sip of water.)
- A responsible adult must be available to meet you prior to discharge to receive discharge instructions and drive you home.
- A responsible adult should also be at home with you for 24 hours after your discharge.