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Day Before Surgery

  • Food and Liquids. DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight before your surgery, unless instructed to do so by your physician. DO NOT chew gum or eat candy. This will reduce the likelihood of vomiting or breathing in stomach contents during surgery. Your surgery could be delayed or cancelled if you do not follow these instructions.
  • Illness. If you feel ill or have a fever, call your physician. It may be necessary to postpone your surgery.
  • Smoking. Due to the potential for abnormal lab results we ask that you do not smoke after midnight before your surgery.

Surgery Patient Information
Surgery Day
After Surgery
Anesthesia Care
Your Role in Infection Prevention