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Hernia surgery under general anesthesia schd in 10 days. heavy drinker and rec. drug user. Have used Coke, crystal, Vicodin in last 20 days. Is a 10 day detox likely sufficient to mitigate risk assuming no other health factors. Can't disclose to Dr.

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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In brief: Ideally 2 weeks

Ideally you should be clean 2 weeks before general anesthesia The risk is you have a cardiac arrhythmia and die on the table.
It is never a good idea to hide your drug use from your physicians because the drugs in your system interfere with the drugs and treatments he/she provides. They may drug test you before the surgery and if positive cancel the surgery. But it's better than dying

In brief: Ideally 2 weeks

Ideally you should be clean 2 weeks before general anesthesia The risk is you have a cardiac arrhythmia and die on the table.
It is never a good idea to hide your drug use from your physicians because the drugs in your system interfere with the drugs and treatments he/she provides. They may drug test you before the surgery and if positive cancel the surgery. But it's better than dying
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