For patients


To patients undergoing surgery at Gi Surgical Clinic, we want to ensure you're well-informed about the procedure and what to expect. Please review the information below and feel free to ask our staff any questions during your visit.

### About Surgery at Gi Surgical Clinic
We have compiled a 10-minute video summarizing the treatment and surgery for inguinal hernia performed at Gi Surgical Clinic. Please watch this video to understand the procedure we offer for inguinal hernia treatment.

For information on anesthesia, please visit the following link:

### Preparing for Surgery
Here are some guidelines and frequently asked questions about preparing for surgery. Please follow these instructions to ensure a smooth process:

- You may eat normally until the day before surgery, but please moderate your alcohol intake. It is crucial to quit smoking after the surgery date is set due to its negative impact on surgery and recovery.
- From the morning of your surgery, you should fast. Drinking water (tea, water) in small amounts is allowed up to three hours before surgery.
- You may drive yourself to the clinic, but you will not be allowed to drive post-surgery. We recommend using public transport or having a family member accompany you.

### After Surgery
Please note the following points for your recovery after surgery:

- The surgeon will check in via phone to monitor your progress. Don’t hesitate to discuss any concerns. You'll be asked to rate any pain you're experiencing on a five-point scale.
- On the day of discharge, you may shower. Normal bathing can resume shortly after. A waterproof sheet will protect your navel incision, so there's no need to worry.
- No need for wound disinfection. The waterproof sheet can be removed at your next visit, or earlier if it causes discomfort (wounds typically close within 48 hours).
- Normal eating and bathroom use can resume immediately.
- Depending on individual recovery, return to work or school might be possible the next day or shortly after. Recovery varies by individual, which may affect the timing of returning to social activities.
- Avoid strenuous activities immediately after discharge. You may gradually start intense physical activities about two weeks post-surgery, depending on how you feel.

Follow-up visits are generally scheduled for one week, one month, six months, and twelve months post-surgery. Adjustments can be made for those who live far away or have difficulties attending.

### Clinical Research
Gi Surgical Clinic conducts clinical research to provide the best possible care. For details on our clinical research, please see the provided information.

For any questions or concerns at any stage, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our priority is to ensure you feel supported and informed throughout your treatment and recovery process.