How do I prepare for surgery?
You may need several tests before your surgery. A cystoscopy is a procedure to look inside your urethra and bladder with a cystoscope. A cystoscope is a small tube with a light and magnifying camera on the end. A sample of your urine may also be tested for signs of infection. An infection will need to be treated before you have a diverticulectomy. Ultrasound, MRI, or voiding cystourethrography pictures may be used to check the diverticula or your bladder. An obstruction (block) in your urethra found during one of these tests will need to be removed before you have a diverticulectomy.
Your surgeon will tell you how to prepare for surgery. Tell your provider about all the medicines you currently take. aspirin, and ibuprofen several days before your procedure. You will be told which medicines to take or not take on the day of surgery. You may be told not to eat or drink anything after midnight on the day of your surgery.