2Try to relax and have a quiet evening. We also ask that you:

  • Do NOT eat any solid food and limit your fluid intake after midnight. You may have a total of three ounces of clear liquids until three hours before your surgery.  Examples of clear liquids include water, fruit juice without pulp, clear tea and black coffee.

Exceptions:

  • If you are on heart or blood pressure or anticholesterol medications, you should take them as you normally would.
  • If your surgery is being done under local anesthesia, there are no restrictions on eating or drinking prior to your surgery unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
  • Parents of young children, please see intake instructions in the For Parents of Young Children section.
  • Refrain from smoking, if possible.
  • Take medication only as directed during your pre-surgery phone call.  If you are an insulin dependent diabetic, contact your physician regarding insulin for the day.  If you take insulin, please bring it with you.
  • Be sure to check with your physician as soon as possible if you take any products that contain aspirin or blood thinners.  These may be discontinued up to a week before your procedure.
  • Remove all make-up, nail polish, and all jewelry, including all body piercing jewelry, prior to your arrival.