The pre-surgical diet guidelines below are for general purposes only. Your physician or surgeon may require you to follow an alternative plan. In that case, follow your physician's instructions rather than the guidelines below.
|Type of Food||Minimum Time Before Surgery|
|Clear liquids (water, fruit juices without pulp, carbonated beverages, clear tea, black coffee)||Allowed up to 3 hours before surgery|
|Breast milk||Allowed up to 3 hours before surgery|
|Infant formula||Allowed up to 6 hours before surgery|
|Non-human milk (cow milk, soy milk, etc.)||Allowed up to 6 hours before surgery|
|Solid meal||Allowed up to 8 hours before surgery|