Owen R. O’Neill, MD

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The Night Before Surgery

  • Fast the night before
    No eating or drinking after midnight before surgery; however, you may brush your teeth or have a few sips of water if you need to take medicines. Discuss the need to take medications such as insulin, heart or blood pressure pills with your primary care doctor or nurse to make sure you don’t miss them.
  • Wash your leg with antibiotic soap
    You should shower the night before your surgery and wash your surgical leg with antibiotic soap (i.e. Dial).