Before Surgery

Take a shower the night before.
Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.

You may take your morning medications with a sip of water.
If taking insulin you can take half your morning dose on the day of surgery.
If taking oral medication for diabetes do not take your morning medication.

Discuss any blood thinner medication, such as

  • aspirin,
  • plavix,
  • warfarin,
  • heparin
  • or novel anticoagulants,

with your doctor prior to any surgical procedure.

Inform your doctor if you are taking steroids such as prednisone.

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