Why must I refrain from eating and/or drinking prior to surgery?

It is important to refrain from eating and/or drinking prior to surgery in order to prevent the risks of aspirating gastric contents (complication related to vomiting) during your surgery. This complication may be very serious. Specific instructions based on national safety standards will be provided to you prior to your procedure. It is very important that you follow the provided instructions.  If you do not, your surgery may be delayed or cancelled.

 

Address and Contact Information

 

400 West I-635

Suite 101

Irving, TX 75063

 

Hospital Main:
(972) 868-4000
Hospital Fax:
(972) 868-4009
Surgery Waiting Room:
(972) 868-4113
Surgery Registration:
(972) 868-4065
Imaging Registration:
(972) 868-4151
Imaging Scheduling:
(972) 868-4152
Administration:
(972) 868-4000
Emergency Room:
(972) 868-4111

 

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