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You should not eat or drink anything for at least eight hours beforehand as part of preparation for a laparoscopy for endometriosis. You also need to arrange for someone to drive you home. You will be given instructions on when to come to the medical facility and what to expect during and following your procedure. Also, bring a list of your allergies and current medications.

Preparing for a Laparoscopy for Endometriosis

Laparoscopy for endometriosis is usually done as an outpatient surgery. This means that you can go home on the same day as your surgery.
You will get directions about when to come to the medical facility for surgery and how to get your body ready. You will also get more information about what to expect the day of the surgery and what will happen after it.
Be sure to make a list of the medicines you take right now, including:
  • Prescriptions from your doctor
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Dietary supplements, like vitamins or herbal remedies.
Also, tell your healthcare provider if you have any allergies. This is important for every visit with your doctor and any time you need to go to the hospital.
You should not eat or drink anything for at least eight hours before your surgery. Your healthcare provider may give you more directions on what to eat and when as part of your preparation. You won't be able to drive for at least one day after this surgery because of the medication you may get, so you should make plans to have someone drive you home after the surgery.
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