Surgery Prep

Specific preparation instructions will be given to you at the time you schedule your procedure with our office. We will schedule your surgery date, and Beaumont Hospital will call you the day before your procedure with the time and when you should arrive at the hospital. You may also receive telephone calls from Registration and Anesthesia Pre-Screening to verify information prior to your surgery. You can print the preparation instructions below for easy reference.

Anal Rectal Surgery Preparation

Anal Rectal Surgery Preparation

Print these instructions


  • Please notify the office if you are taking blood thinners/anticoagulants, antiplatlet medications, NSAIDS/non-steriodals &/or Aspirin products.
  • These medications must be DISCONTINUED prior to your procedure.
  • Please contact your physician for guidance of discontinuation.
  • Please contact your physician for dosage adjustments of diabetic medications prior to procedure.
  • Hold herbal supplements for 2 weeks prior to surgery; hold Vitamin E products for 7 days
  • Insulin-dependent diabetics should contact their personal physician for dosage instructions prior to the procedure
  • We also need to know if you have a history of endocarditis of artificail heart valve, which might require prophylactic antibiotics

  1. You will need to follow a clear liquid diet for your dinner the night prior to surgery (see below for a list of “clear liquids”).
  2. Use one (1) FLEET ENEMA at 8:00 pm the night prior to surgery.
  3. Have nothing to eat after 10 p.m. the night prior to surgery.
  4. No clear fluids 2 hours prior to surgery.
  5. Take two (2) FLEET ENEMAS three (3) hours prior to surgery.

What are “Clear Liquids”?
Water, soft drinks (Orange, Ginger Ale, Cola, Sprite, 7-UP), Gatorade, Kool-Aid, apple juice or white grape juice (clear juices, NO pulp), tea (NO cream), popsicles, (NO sherberts or fruit bars), hard candies. Do not eat or drink anything colored red or purple.

Date of surgery: ____________________________________

(The hospital will call the day before your procedure to give you the time of your surgery.)