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Patient Services: Patient Information

For all patients:

  • For 8 hours prior to your surgery: no food, drink, mints or chewing gum.

For p.m. surgical patients:

 

  • May have clear liquids listed (water, apple juice, cranberry juice, or Gatorade) until 8 hours prior to surgery, then no food, drink, mints or chewing gum.

Diabetic Protocol:

  • Do not take oral hypoglycemic medications.
  • Blood sugar levels are checked upon admission. If any medical treatment is necessary, it is given by the Pre-op nurses upon direction of the physician.