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Drinking alcohol before or after your surgery can place you at risk for complications such as bleeding, infection, or a longer hospital stay. 

We will ask you about your alcohol use and it is important that you are honest about how much you drink. If you have a history of drinking more than three drinks per day, stopping suddenly could cause withdrawal symptoms. 

Your healthcare team at Moffitt Cancer Center will determine your risk for withdrawal and prescribe medication to help if necessary.  

Helpful links:

What to Know About Alcohol Use and Surgery

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS)