Renew Bariatrics does not consider the use of medicinal and recreational marijuana as contraindications to surgery. However, patients are required to stop consuming all forms of marijuana, seven days prior to surgery.
Marijuana, like nicotine, can cause surgical complications. Marijuana has been show to increase the amount of pain for patients. Marijuana can also interact with anesthesia causing serious issues.
Marijuana Forms Include:
- Inhalation / Smoke / Vape
All patients are required to stop all consumption of marijuana seven days prior to bariatric surgery. Please contact our team for further information.