Do I need to do anything special the day or night before surgery?

Someone from the surgery center or hospital will call you to discuss pre-operative instructions. They usually include the following:

  • Do not eat or drink anything, including water, after midnight the day of your surgery. You may brush your teeth, taking care not to swallow any water.
  • Follow your doctor’s orders regarding the taking of any medications the night before or the day of your surgery.
  • Refrain from smoking after midnight the day of your surgery.
  • Notify your surgeon if there is any change in your physical condition, such as a cold, fever or flu symptom.
  • If there is a chance you are pregnant, please notify your surgeon immediately.

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