Sterilisation reversal is surgery, and just like with any surgery, it can be a bit nerve-wrecking for some women. Appropriately and effectively preparing for the reversal surgery is a necessary step in order to see a positive result. There are several things that need to be done in order to make sure everything goes as planned, including the recovering and healing process. When you are prepared and healthy going into the procedure, you will have a better chance of recovering at a quicker pace.
Weeks Before The Surgery
Before you go into the surgery, you will need to complete a health questionnaire. This is to assist the anaesthetist and the surgeon. You and your doctor need to be aware of any underlying medical conditions that you may have, and any medications that you have been taking.
Before The Surgery
The night before you go into your reversal surgery, you will need to have a person in mind who can bring you to the BMI Park Hospital. Someone will also need to take you home after the surgery has been done. Many surgeons will tell you that you should not eat anything solid the night before, or if you are having surgery in the afternoon, from around 4-6 hours before. You can drink clear liquids until two hours before surgery and then you must be Nil by Mouth.
The Big Day
Before you go into the surgery, you can not have anything to eat or anything to drink. Do not have any liquids, including water. When you are in the operating room, you will be as comfortable as possible on an operating table. You will be given anesthesia, and then the sterilisation reversal surgery will begin. The reversal will generally take an hour or two. When you are conscious, after the surgery has been completed, the doctor and nurses will make sure that you are feeling well. If you need anything, they will do whatever they can to help you. You will be given a report by the doctor, and you will be made aware of how things went and what should happen now that the surgery is over.
Contact us if you are considering sterilisation reversal or if you want more information about the procedure.