- No food or drinks six hours before operation.
- Please change into a surgical gown after removing all clothing including undergarments, dentures, jewellery and contact lenses.
- Please empty your bladder before the operation.
- A normal diet can be resumed after two hours after the procedure provided that gag reflex returns.
- The patient may feel dizziness after anaesthesia. Bed rest for a few hours is recommended.
- Inform the nurse in the event of pain or shortness of breath.
- Mild cough, sore throat, voice hoarse and blood stained sputum may be occurred for a short period of time after the procedure.
- Chest X-ray may be required if biopsy is taken during the procedure.
- The patient is usually discharged on the same day or next day after the procedure. Patients with potential risks may be hospitalized for observation of complications such as significant bleeding or pneumothorax etc.
- A normal diet can be resumed after two hours after the procedure provided that gag reflex returns
Possible Risks and Complications
- Cardiac dysrhythmias
- Respiratory tract infection