Adults and children age five and older: What to eat and what to avoid

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before or after surgery.

  • Do not chew gum or eat candy after midnight the night before your surgery or the morning of your surgery.

  • Do not eat solid food after midnight the night before your surgery or the morning of your surgery.

  • You may drink apple juice, water, black coffee, and black tea until two hours before your surgery unless instructed otherwise by your physician or surgeon.