One Day Before da Vinci Prostate Surgery

By |January 19th, 2015|

Pretty soon it’s go time. Tomorrow is surgery day, and I’m supposed to be there first thing in the morning. My instructions: do not eat solid foods today, just clear liquids. The goal, I believe, is to clean out the colon. But why?

I think it has something to do with the fact that the prostate gland sits right next to, or on top of, the colon and when your doc is removing the prostate, he needs that nearby colon tissue to be empty and flexible and pliable.

I think cleaning out the colon is also standard practice for any surgery to lower the chances of infection.

So step #1 is no solid food today, and step #2 is start drinking the […]