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TIPSS, BRTO and portal hypertension

TIPSS, BRTO and portal hypertension - Preparing for surgery

To prepare for your TIPSS, a number of tests and procedures may need to be done. You may have them done ahead of time or the day you come to hospital. 
  • Blood tests
  • CT scan
  • Paracentesis – insertion of a tube/ drain into your abdomen to remove excess fluid 
  • Echocardiogram

Your procedure will be performed under general anaesthesia so you will be assessed by an Anaesthetist to see if you are able to have the procedure performed safely. Tell your doctor if there is any possibility you are pregnant and discuss any recent illness, medical conditions, allergies and medication you are taking. You will be advised to stop taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and blood thinners several days before your procedure. You will be instructed not to eat or drink the night before.

TIPSS, BRTO and portal hypertension - Other Information

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