Q: If I am having anesthesia for my surgery, why should I not eat or drink before surgery?
A: Having any food or drink in your stomach can make you nauseated after surgery. It also increases the risk of vomiting during surgery, which can result in pneumonia.
Q: If I am having anesthesia for my surgery, why shouldn’t I drive afterwards?
A: The medication that is given decreases your reaction time, so it is never recommended that you drive home after surgery.
For more information about Firelands Regional Medical Center Surgery Center, please call 419-627-8557 or 1-866-621-8557.