Preparation for Surgery

General Instructions

Please ensure that all details of your insurance cover are provided to the coordinator at Apollo Spectra at least 2 days prior to the surgery. We may try to contact you the night before your surgery. If your contact information has changed, please ensure that you notify us. Please reach your Apollo Spectra Hospitals Center 90 minutes ahead of the scheduled time of surgery. Apollo Spectra has ample parking space for your convenience. Valet service is also available in case you require transportation to and from the surgery. Please contact us and we will be happy to arrange something that suits you.

Before Your Surgery

Do not eat or drink anything after 10 PM on the night before the surgery. Remove all makeup, finger and toenail polish, and jewellery before coming to the hospital. Remove all piercings, including earrings, tongue rings and anything else which may intrude in the procedure you are undergoing. Do not wear contact lenses as they may get lost, dry out or scratch the eyes. Remove dentures before the procedure. Please make a list of your allergies and give it to the doctor on the day of the surgery. If you are on any medications please consult your doctor about them. Please bring a list of your medications with you on the day of the surgery.

Upon Arrival

When you arrive at the Center on the day of your surgery, you will be taken to the pre-operative area and asked to change into a hospital gown. Your doctor, nurse or anesthetist will visit and inform you regarding the anesthesia that will be administered to you during surgery. You will be taken into surgery about 30 minutes prior to surgery.

After Your Surgery

You will be taken back to the recovery room for further monitoring for a short time. During this time you will be assisted by the nurse for any activity, such as getting out of bed. Ask the nurse for assistance.

Going Home

You must meet certain criteria before being discharged. A responsible adult must be present at the time of discharge to assist you in getting home. An attendant will be there to support you for the next 24 hours. A nurse will call on you the day after the surgery to check your progress. Should you have any questions or problems in the interim, please contact your surgeon/anesthetist immediately.

Health Checkups

Health checkups are organized by prior appointment only. Please click here to Make an Appointment. Please report for checkup on an empty stomach. Water may be consumed and regular medicines may be taken as well. Overnight fasting for 10-12 hours prior to checkup is advised. Avoid wearing tight or formal clothes and shoes. For TMT, please wear sneakers. (Men should expect to have their chest shaven for TMT.) Avoid smoking and consuming alcohol for at least 12 hours prior to the checkup. If you are already registered at the Apollo Spectra Hospitals Center, please mention your customer ID at the time of registration and reporting. Bring stool and urine samples in clean containers. (Containers may be collected from the Center.) Please bring all earlier reports, prescriptions and any medicines being taken currently. Opinions and advice given by the consulting physician will be based on the tests in the package. Any additional test or consultations recommended will be charged extra.