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Before Surgery

Before surgery You may be advised to have a physical exam before surgery to assess your general health. You may donate blood in case you need a transfusion during surgery. You may also need to have lab test. Don't eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery. The surgery may be preformed in a doctor's office, outpatient surgery center, or hospital. An anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will discuss your anesthesia with you and answer any questions you may have. You will receive IV (intravenous) fluids and medication to prevent dehydration and infection and to decrease swelling and pain just before surgery. you'll receive general anesthesia so you won't be awake during surgery.