If your procedure requires fasting, do not eat or drink anything before surgery for a time period as advised by your specialist. This includes water, coffee, any other fluids, hard candy, chewing gum and tobacco. If you eat or drink, your surgery may need to be delayed or rescheduled.
Smoking and Alcohol
Do not smoke or drink alcohol 24 hours prior to surgery.
Medications are to be taken in the morning on the day of your surgery as per instructions given by your specialist.
Generally, medicine for your heart, high blood pressure and asthma should be taken with a sip of water (no other liquids) prior to your surgery and before arriving at the hospital, unless instructed by your specialist.
Please notify your specialist if you develop a cold, persistent cough, fever or any other health-related problems prior to the surgery.
Please follow the pre-operative instructions that are given to you by your specialist or nurse.
Your Surgical Experience at Raffles - Preparing For Your Surgery
Worried about going for a surgery? If it is your first surgical experience, you may have such fear and apprehension. That's natural as you do not know what to expect.
In this first of three videos, we explain the pre-admission process of surgery and explore the list of do's and don'ts before your day of surgery:
Your Surgical Experience at Raffles - The Day of the Surgery
Ever wonder what happens in the Operating Room? Afraid of the pain you may feel after the operation? In this episode we take a look at what happens on the day of your surgery. Discover what you can expect to happen before and after your surgery is completed:
Your Surgical Experience at Raffles - Recovering from the Surgery
Though the daunting part of your surgical experience is over, it's still important to take good care of yourself while you recover. In this episode, we tell you what to expect when staying in the Inpatient Ward, and what steps you should take to promote your recovery after you leave the hospital: