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For appointments and information, please call (212) 746-5130

Our staff understands that having surgery can be stressful and even frightening. We find that having some basic information beforehand can help ease the process.

The information that follows is meant to answer some of the questions you might have prior to your surgery


Please complete the Endocrine Surgery Questionnaire to provide us with important information before your procedure.
Forms For Surgical Patients
Endocrine Surgery Questionnaire

What tests will be required before my surgery?

Some tests that might be required before surgery include:

  • blood work
  • electrocardiogram
  • chest x-ray
  • imaging tests: further imaging may be required depending on the nature of the problem.

Please call our office when scheduling an appointment to get a better idea of further testing. If possible, we will try to arrange these tests prior to your appointment for you convenience.

What should I do to prepare for my surgery?

If you are taking medications please consult with the doctor when to stop the medication before surgery. No aspirin or ibuprofen five days before surgery.

The night before your procedure:
  • Someone from the hospital will call you the evening before surgery (Monday – Friday) to let you know what time to come in for surgery and where to go.
  • You should NOT eat or drink after midnight the evening before your surgery.
  • If you are going home the same day of surgery be sure that you have someone with you who can take you home.

Certain procedures need a bowel preparation the day before surgery. Your doctor will tell you if you need bowel preparation. If you do, please follow the instructions that follow:

GoLytely Bowel Preparation

A prescription will be given to you by our physicians to obtain GoLytely to be filled at your local pharmacy. The purpose of the bowel prep is to ensure that your bowel is clean and free of stool at the time of surgery. If your bowel is not properly prepared or cleaned the scheduled surgery will be compromised and will need to be rescheduled. The most common side effects of the bowel preparation are diarrhea and nausea.

On day before surgery.

  1. Have ONLY clear liquids for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Clear liquids include water, clear broth (chicken, beef or vegetable), juices (apple, grape, cranberry, lemonade, kool aide), clear beverages (soda, tea, coffee), Jell-O (clear types). Please note that milk, cream, milkshakes and orange juice are not considered clear liquids.
  2. Start drinking GoLytely at 2:00 PM (It is best to chill GoLytely before drinking. Drink 1-2 liters of the GoLytely per hour for a total of 4 liters.)
  3. Do not eat or drink after midnight
  4. If you are taking heart medicine, blood pressure medicine, you may take it on the day of surgery with sips of water. Be sure to tell your doctor. If you have any questions, we can be reached at 212-746-5130.


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