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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 regularly smoke cannabis to ease my anxiety. I have to have wisdom teeth surgery with an iv. How close to the surgery should I stop smoking?

I regularly smoke cannabis to ease my anxiety. I have to have wisdom teeth surgery with an iv. How close to the surgery should I stop smoking?

Cannabis and anxiety: Like most pot smokers, you will probably be surprised to learn that even though smoking may seem like it helps your anxiety, regular use changes your brain chemistry in ways that increase baseline anxiety. See a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety. There are many good ways to treat anxiety, but they are much more work than taking a drug, whether pill or pot. A former client said smoking did not really help with his depression and anxiety, it just "lowered his give a sh** factor." Action oriented cognitive and behavioral approaches we took in his therapy were what gave him the tools to actually do something different when he felt anxious. It is more effective to act your way into thinking and feeling differently than it is to try to think or feel your way into being able to act differently. In regard to your wisdom teeth removal, I am not sure what that has to do with smoking or not. ...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

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Is it safe to smoke while getting zerona liposuction? I know you're supposed to stop smoking before surgeries. Is it the same for zerona? .

Is it safe to smoke while getting zerona liposuction? I know you're supposed to stop smoking before surgeries. Is it the same for zerona? .

Not liposuction: Zerona is not liposuction. Smoke all you want because I personally believe this non-invasive technology will only make your money (not your fat) disappear. ...Read more

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I'm 359 pounds I need to know how long will it stay on me. And if I was to stop smoking would it go down more and drink tea and water lots.

I'm 359 pounds I need to know how long will it stay on me. And if I was to stop smoking would it go down more and drink tea and water lots.

359 lbs: Indicates the need for you to be supervised by your doctor for weight management. It is dangerous to do this w/out a doctor's support. By all means stop smoking. This will lower your risk of medical conditions and give you a feeling of empowerment, which will help w/the weight management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery that makes you quit smoking? What is it called?

Is there a surgery that makes you quit smoking? What is it called?

I do not know of: Any and guess that is why no one has answered your question for a while. Consider hypnosis, it's much less invasive ; works well! Have a happy new year! ...Read more

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Please help! What is the surgery that makes you quit smoking called?

Please help! What is the surgery that makes you quit smoking called?

I had not heard: About it so I googled to see if it exists. It is not surgery but a form of acupressure which uses laser beams on pressure points. You can read about it here: http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5529777_laser-surgery-quit-smoking. Html#page=0 it is not well researched yet, but minimally invasive and it takes one session according to this article. ...Read more

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I have a surgery coming up they want me to quit smoking they're going to test my blood for nicotine when do I have to quit in order for nicotine to not show up?

I have a surgery coming up they want me to quit smoking they're going to test my blood for nicotine when do I have to quit in order for nicotine to not show up?

Ten days or more: Cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine is the chemical assayed in blood or urine tests for tobacco use. It may be positive for ten days since last exposure in a heavy user. Now would be a good time to quit for good. ...Read more

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Why do I need to quit smoking before having spine surgery?

Why do I need to quit smoking before having spine surgery?

Better recovery: Smoking slows wound healing and bone healing in fusion patients. Because the majority of spine surgery is elective, it is advisable to do everything reasonably possible in order to maximize the chance of a successful outcome prior to proceeding. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled to have surgery in 35 days and was suppose to quit smoking for 90 days. I've been tobacco free for7 days now. Will I fail a blood test?

I'm scheduled to have surgery in 35 days and was suppose to quit smoking for 90 days. I've been tobacco free for7 days now. Will I fail a blood test?

Don't worry: Drink lots of water every day (8-10 glasses), get Vitamin C (fruit) and be active. Avoid passive smoke. Blood clears faster than hair, but slower than urine and there are false positive reasons you could fail. But you'll probably pass if you don't slip before the surgery. Anyway - it's too late to worry. Do your best. The reason is for optimal healing - important but not critical. Relax. ...Read more

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When should I quit smoking and drinking before an eye surgery?

When should I quit smoking and drinking before an eye surgery?

Immediately: This is a good time to reconsider your habits and use the excuse of the surgery to stop them altogether, especially the smoking which is damaging in the extreme. Drinks should be stopped 2-3 days prior to the surgery. ...Read more

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How long should I quit smoking marijuana for if I am having knee surgery?

How long should I quit smoking marijuana for if I am having knee surgery?

Now: Make sure you tell the anesthesiologist and surgeon everything you are taking since it could interfere with the anesthesia. ...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