There aren’t any particular medications that an individual needs to take before surgery. After surgery, patients receive several prescriptions which may include pain medication, anti-nausea medication, and medication to reduce the amount of acid that your stomach produces, which helps with the healing process. Some patients are already taking multiple medications to treat their conditions, which might be for high blood pressure or high cholesterol. In general, patients continue taking those medications after surgery. However, the goal is to end up gradually weaning them off of medications. Each patient should work closely with their doctor to adjust medications.