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Your doctor and healthcare team will provide you with information to help you prepare for surgery. Never hesitate to ask questions. The following list of questions can help you in your discussions with your doctor before your surgery.
As the patient, you should request and/or confirm that the surgeon will preoperatively confirm and mark the surgical site.
Why can't I eat or drink before surgery?
Inhaling vomited stomach contents into your lungs is called "aspiration", and can be dangerous. Fortunately your body has an effective mechanism to stop this from happening. Unfortunately when you are unconscious this mechanism does not work, so it's best that your stomach is empty when you have a general anesthetic. In emergency surgery when you may have eaten recently your anesthesiologist will take special precautions to reduce the risk of aspiration. Even if you are booked to have a regional anesthetic, it is important to follow the instructions about not eating and drinking, just in case it becomes necessary for you to have a general anesthetic.Check Out The Options Weight Loss Coaching Program.