Why can’t I eat before surgery?

There’s a risk of aspiration, which means breathing foreign objects, like food or saliva, into your lungs. This can occur because the anaesthetic for surgery can impair your body’s ability to stop the contents of your stomach from entering your lungs. 

Ready to Talk?

Whether you’re looking for an initial consultation or a second opinion—or you just have more questions—we’re here to help. Get in touch with us, and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

L/R Contact Block Form
GettyImages-1128931466