BEFORE ANESTHESIA - WEST VALLEY/RESEDA, CA
Pre-Operative Instructions: Anesthesia
Do not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for the 8 hours leading up to your appointment time. If your surgery is scheduled for the morning, avoid food and water after midnight. If you have an afternoon appointment, you can eat and drink lightly (toast, water, tea, or black coffee) in the morning. Do not drink alcohol for the 24 hours prior to your appointment.
Set Yourself Up for Success
If you require anesthesia for your surgery, there are several ways in which you must prepare to help ensure a successful procedure. It’s normal to feel apprehensive or nervous, but rest assured, your surgical team has the qualifications and training to safely administer and monitor your anesthesia. Following our pre-anesthesia instructions will help you experience a better surgery and recovery.