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Stop drinking and eating by midnight on the night before your operation. Your stomach needs to be empty.​

​​​​​​​​What should I do the day before my ​operation?
  1. Drink only clear (see-through with no solids) fluids. Fluids that are OK to drink include:
    • A​pple juice
    • Orange juice (without pulp)
    • Grape juice
    • Cranberry juice
    • Lemonade
    • Beef or chicken broth (no noodles or vegetables)
    • Jell-O
    • Popsicles
    • Pop (such as ginger ale, 7-Up, cola)
    • Water
    • Coffee and tea (with no milk or cream)
    • ​Do not have any solid foods (like meat, vegetables, bread) or milk products.
  2. You may be asked to use an enema to clear your bowels before your operation.
  3. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight (12 am) the night before your surgery. Your stomach must be empty when you are given the anesthetic (the medicine that puts you to sleep).
  4. ​If your doctor has told you to take certain medications before surgery, take them with sips of water.
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