Guidelines regarding pre-surgical requirements vary depending on your institutional policy, type of surgery, and patient risk factors. You should be provided guidance on this type of information prior to surgery. A few examples of things you may be asked to refrain from prior to surgery include:1,2
If you’re unclear, don’t hesitate to ask questions and talk to your doctor. You may also want to your doctor about the type of anesthesia will be given to you, the risks associated with anesthesia, and your previous experiences with anesthesia.