How late can I eat/drink something?

It is very important that you do not eat or drink anything past midnight on the night before your surgery/procedure, as the presence of solid or liquid in the stomach considerably increases the risk of anesthesia. Your surgery may be postponed if you do not observe this requirement. You might be told to take some of your medications. If so, you may take them with a small amount of water (1-2 ounces).