There are a few steps patients need to take in order to prepare for anesthesia. For at least 8 hours prior to your surgery you should not eat or drink anything and refrain from smoking 12 hours prior to surgery. Someone will need to accompany you to the surgery and should drive you home after. On the day of surgery, please do not wear any jewelry, contact lenses, or dentures. Be sure to discuss with the doctor any medications you take on a regular basis. This is to ensure that they are approved prior to surgery.