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Do I need to stop smoking a lot in advance of surgery?

Do I need to stop smoking a lot in advance of surgery?

Its a good idea: Smoking is not an absolute contraindication and surgery can still proceed but healing will be less efficient and respiratory complications more likely in someone who is currently smoking. If you have significan heart disease- it may be the difference in haveing a bad complication. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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Do I have to stop smoking weed before getting the lapband surgery?

Do I have to stop smoking weed before getting the lapband surgery?

Seriously, YES: Besides the obvious answer that long term marijuana use can be harmful, more importantly you are going to have general anesthesia. General anesthesia has profound effects on the body and all the anesthesiologists i know would cancel your surgery if you were still smoking "weed" as would i. Adding another dangerous drug to the mix of medications given during anesthesia is just plain silly. ...Read more

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Before surgery when should you stop smoking marijuana?

Before surgery when should you stop smoking marijuana?

At least 8 weeks : before surgery. THC stays in body fat a long time, so it depends on your size, BMI, dose & duration. Tell your anaesthesiologist. Drug sensitivity or interactions can occur. Inhalant Marijuana causes respiratory problems. Swelling of the uvula that " dangles" from the soft palate ^es risk of post-op airway obstruction. ^ed Carbon Monoxide decreases blood oxygen & impedes post-op healing. ...Read more

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Meth how long before surgery should he stop smoking.

Meth how long before surgery should he stop smoking.

Stop Now: You must stop now. This is really a site with real doctors. We believe in health. The disease of addiction and the use of methamphetamines put significant risk to your heart and brain. You must stop now. Do you need help? ...Read more

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How long before cataract surgery should someone stop smoking?

How long before cataract surgery should someone stop smoking?

Quit now: It will not affect the surgery, but we all know that smoking kills! quit now, and don't restart after your surgery. ...Read more

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Its been 4 months after my midshaft femur fixation surgery and i can walk again..Do i really have to stop smoking? Or I have to wait for some time?

Its been 4 months after my midshaft femur fixation surgery and i can walk again..Do i really have to stop smoking? Or I have to wait for some time?

Stop yesterday !: With all the accurate information from medical sources warning about the hazards of smoking, you shouldn't have to ask that question!. You must know the answer! ...Read more

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I wAs told by surgeon to stop smoking 2 weeks before surgery. But what about the marijuana I use for pain management? I am having arthroscopic hip FAI

I wAs told by surgeon to stop smoking 2 weeks before surgery. But what about the marijuana I use for pain management? I am having arthroscopic hip FAI

Both irritating : They're trying to make sure you don't get post surgical infection It is a lot wiser if you didn't smoke either at all. You can discuss with your surgeon if you want further information. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more