The day before surgery
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
If you are taking medications regularly for heart or lung conditions (such as angina, chest pain, high blood pressure, or asthma) or for seizure (epilepsy) control, we recommend that you continue to take them on your usual schedule, including on your day of surgery. These may be taken with a small sip of water, preferably two hours before you arrive at the center.
We recommend that most adult patients with medical conditions confer with their primary physician regarding their medication regimen for the day of surgery.
No alcoholic beverages are to be used 24 hours before and after surgery. We also recommend not smoking for at least 12 hours before or after your procedure.