Clear Liquid Diet

Important Recommendations for Preoperative Preparation

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center staff members provide patients with a variety of instructions to follow prior to their scheduled surgical procedure. Adrenal cancer patients are instructed to drink only clear fluids for a 24-hour period prior to the day of surgery. These clear fluids should be transparent enough to see through and include clear juice, broth, hard candy, ice and gelatin.

Examples of clear liquid diet options:

  • Water
  • Clear broth such as chicken or beef, bouillon, or fat free consommé
  • Clear fruit juice without pulp such as apple, grape and cranberry (patients should avoid orange and tomato juice)
  • Tea or coffee with added sweetener (no cream or milk)
  • JELL-O, popsicles and hard candy

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