Becoming a Urological Robotic Surgery Patient

Urologic Cancer Treatment Begins with Your Primary Physician

In most cases, once you have been diagnosed with a urologic cancer, either prostate, kidney or bladder, your primary care physician and/or urologist will assist you with the necessary test required before your surgery. This should be done approximately four weeks before surgery. If you have any questions regarding pre-op tests, please call us at 909-558-2830.

Before Robotic Urologic Surgery

2-Weeks Before Surgery

  • Pre-op testing
  • Chest x-ray
  • EKG electrocardiogram
  • Biochem profile (electrolytes, BUN, Creatinine) blood work.
  • CBC complete blood count
  • PT/PTT a partial thrombopalstin time, a blood test to measure how long it takes for the blood to clot.

10 Days Before Surgery

  • Do not take aspirin or aspiring products for 10 days prior to your surgery date to reduce the risk of excess bleeding.
  • Do not take Motrin or other non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs for 10 days prior to surgery.
  • Do not take Coumadin, Warfarin or plavix for 10 days prior to your surgery. You need to discuss stopping of Coumadin/Warfarin/Plavix with your prescribing doctor.
  • Do not take herbal remedies such as Ginseng and St. John’s Wort for 10 days before surgery.
  • Additionally, Vitamin E (including multivitamins) and garlic supplements should also be stopped because they can increase the risk of bleeding during surgery

Once you have elected to have robotic urologic surgery, our team will help you every step of the way. We will guide you through the pre-op process in order to make your experience as easy as possible.

At Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery Center, our team will work with you to optimize your general health in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our medical team consists of many world-class specialists and we are committed to addressing all of your health needs, including general fitness, cardiovascular health, smoking cessation and weight loss.

Our research has shown that by optimizing you overall health, your urologic cancer survival rates are greatly enhanced.

Insurance Information

Loma Linda University Medical Center accepts most insurances, please verify your insurance with both your insurance company and when you call for an appointment.