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would an orthopedic surgery get cancelled if the surgeon knew the patient did not refrain from using marijuana prior to the surgery?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Surgery: Depends on the surgeon, type of surgery, length of surgery, and your health & extent of use.
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Marijuana: Usually yes. But may vary case by case.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
NO!: No reason 2 do so. Only the orthopedic surgeon should refrain from use a day of surgery.

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