How to prepare before your operation

Risk prevention

Better recovery after surgery

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

If your surgeon tells you that you can benefit from enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), make sure to find the information that relates to your situation.

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)

Advice by topic

Nutrition (in French only)

Tobacco use

We strongly recommend that you stop using tobacco and other smoking products 8 weeks before your procedure. 

Whether you want to stop smoking or only manage it during your hospital stay, we strongly recommend that you contact a centre d'abandon du tabac (Quit Smoking Centre) in your area.

More details.

Alcohol and drugs

Reducing alcohol consumption is necessary to benefit from optimal care.

Because some drugs interact with the medications that may be administered during your stay, they can complicate management of your pain and your anesthetic; we strongly recommend that you stop taking all drugs before the planned procedure.

Contact 811 to learn about resources in your area.