A member asked:

How long before surgery must one stop using alcohol, smoking and marijuana?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

They all interfere in different ways with natural immunity and coagulation, critical around surgery in order to allow proper and timely healing. Not to mention that this will be the right time to even drop completely couple of them, if not all, as none of the above is recognized as a healthy habit.

Answered Oct 26, 2020


Dr. Cyma Khalily answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Usually they ask you at your doctor's office about smoking and drugs etc. Smoking you make need to stop 2-4 weeks before surgery for anesthesia purposes and healing. MJ important to not test positive and again have clear lungs. Alcohol again because of anesthesia and other medications give for surgery you want to taper and be off especially if you drink a lot you do not want to go into detox

Answered Oct 27, 2020



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