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What are the fasting guidelines before an inguinal hernia surgery?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: How many hours before my laproscopic inguinal hernia surgery of nothing to eat ? and drink? under general anesthesia. my email address is YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
12 hours

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
For elective surgery of inguinal hernia repair it is recommended not to eat or drink for 12 hours prior to. procedure. It should be at least 8 hours. Wish you good health. Regards
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Brief Answer: 12 hours Detailed Answer: Hi and welcome. For elective surgery of inguinal hernia repair it is recommended not to eat or drink for 12 hours prior to. procedure. It should be at least 8 hours. Wish you good health. Regards