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Your Surgery Journey: Patient Guide


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Eating and drinking before surgery: P​atient instruction handouts

For patients without diabetes:

For patients with diabetes:

All patients - When to stop eating and drinking before surgery:


To see more videos about surgery, go to the Before and after surgery video library​.

Surgery information

Types of surgeries

For more information on care before and after surgery, and different types of surgery, go to Patient Care Handouts​, and click on Before and after surgery and Adult in the list.

Current as of: October 7, 2022

Author: Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services