Is it ok to have Marijuana before surgery? [video]

In honor of April 20th, or 420, a sort of national holiday for marijuana, several patients are asking: if you can’t have cigarettes before or after surgery, is it ok to have marijuana before surgery? Most patients know about the issues with cigarettes before and after surgery but is marijuana ok? I’m not going to encourage marijuana use before surgery but here are some important......
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Smokers and Surgery

As a plastic surgeon I require patients to stop smoking before their cosmetic surgery. Since the surgery is elective, I can delay their surgery in case they continue to smoke.   Check smokers’ compliance There are urine and blood tests that can screen for the by-products of nicotine to ensure compliance.   While patients think they’re supposed to quit smoking due to the risks of......
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