AUCNY - White Plains Maple Avenue for Robotic & Minimally Invasive Surgery

“The premier practice for robotic and minimally invasive surgery in Westchester county”

Hematuria-Blood in the Urine

Blood in the urine can be a concerning symptom for patients. You may see blood tinged urine after going to the bathroom or you may have a physician tell you that a urine test demonstrates "traces" of blood...

Kidney Stones

Blood in the urine can be a concerning symptom for patients. You may see blood tinged urine after going to the bathroom or you may have a physician tell you that a urine test demonstrates "traces" of blood...

Radical Cystectomy Instructions

Dr. Lerner will be pre-admitting you to the hospital one prior to your surgery for intravenous hydration/antibiotics and bowel preparation.

One day prior to you procedure, you must call White Plains Hospital Admitting and ask for bed control, at 914-681-1140. They open at 8am and will give you a bed assignment and tell you what time to come into the hospital.

If for some reason you are not assigned a bed by 11:00 a.m., please call our office 914-949-7556 and speak with Debbie Finateri and she will assist you with the hospital.

While waiting for your bed the day prior to surgery, you will start a clear liquid only diet first thing in the morning (no solid breakfast) which will help prepare the bowel for surgery:

  • Fruit Juices: Apple, White Grape Juice, Gatorade, Orange juice (no pulp)
  • Coffee: Black only (granular sugar or sugar substitute ok)
  • Soups: Broth, bouillon, consomme’
  • Desserts: Flavored gelatins, fruit flavored ices, popsicles.
  • No milk or milk products are allowed. This diet does not meet the recommended dietary allowances of the National Research Council for any nutrient.

At 1:00 p.m. on the day before surgery, please take one bottle of Citrate of Magnesium. This may be purchased at your local pharmacy and does not require a prescription. Follow the instructions on the bottle (best if refrigerated).

Once admitted to the hospital, you will complete the rest of your pre surgical preparation/medications.

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