Day Before Your Surgery

Unless otherwise instructed, do not eat anything, including gum, mints, tobacco and cough drops after midnight. Doing so many cause your surgery to be cancelled or delayed.

You may have plain water, black coffee/tea (no milk or cream may be added, however, sugar and artificial sweeteners are permitted), apple juice, or Gatorade up to two hours prior to your scheduled arrival time at the surgery center. All other beverages/drinks are to be avoided after midnight.

  • Do not smoke after midnight before your surgery.
  • Shower and wash your hair the night before your surgery.

It is important to arrange to have an adult take you home after surgery.

It is also helpful to designate a family spokesperson who can update family members/friends about your condition after surgery (we cannot share any medical information about you by phone to outside callers).