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The Savvy Patient - Things You Can Do to Prepare for Surgery

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In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insights into the issue of preparing for surgery.


Here are a few basic guidelines:


  • Provide a full list of all medications prior to the surgery date
  • Disclose any recreational drug use
  • Inform your anesthesiologist of any previous problems with anesthesia
  • Keep a restricted diet at least eight hours before surgery
  • Arrange for a ride home after the surgery


The full article, “Things you can do to prepare for surgery,” is not available at this time.


Media Contact: Kristin Reinhardt

Phone: 619-686-3787

E-mail: reinhardt.kristin@scrippshealth.org