What do I need to do before laparoscopic prostate surgery?
Your doctor will give you an exam and take a blood sample. Depending on your age and general health, you may also have an EKG (electrocardiogram), a chest X-ray, lung function tests, or other tests to make sure you can handle the stress of surgery.
If your intestine needs to be cleaned, you'll get a prescription for a laxative medicine to take the evening before the surgery.
And you'll meet with your surgeon and an anesthesiologist.
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