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The question doesn't have so much to do with meth....
You need to be clean from meth for at least a few weeks before the surgery
the methamphetamine only lasts a few days in your system
but the more important question is can you stay off it after the surgery
as you know meth stresses most of the body's major organ's including the heart
and the anesthesiologist needs to know that you have put this habit behind you
also, the surgeon needs to have confidence that after the surgery you will not be going back to using as it could complicate recovery and give a poor surgical result
so if you have not stopped using, today is when you should get clean
and you should never start again.
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Thank you very much for you're answer. I am going to conquer this addiction, and now is the time. My further question is does the anesthesiologist or the surgeon actually have to know about my addiction. That is of course if I do stop and don't start after surgery?
that's up to you. it would be important so they can make sure their medicines will work to properly sedate you AND would be important for them to take a closer look at your heart prior to surgery. The information you give them is protected by federal law (HIPAA) and is confidential. Much better to tell them that you PREVIOUSLY had a meth addiction. Best of luck to you with all.