Post Procedure Care

At Home After Surgery

A light Diet is best for the day of your surgery. Start with taking liquids post surgery and slowly progress to soups or jell-o. You may start your regular diet the following day. Never force yourself to eat solid foods initially. The most important thing post surgery is to keep up with your fluid intake.

If you are given an antibiotic you must take it for the prescribed number of days as directed.

If you have a bandage or dressing, keep it clean, dry and intact until you are seen in the office.

Call The Office Immediately If:

1. You have any concerns.
2. You have a sudden onset of increased pain, fever/chills, or redness.
3. Redness streaking away from wound.
4. Oral temperature greater than 101 degrees.
5. You develop nausea or vomiting
6. Active bleeding at the surgical site (minor oozing of blood is expected)

Call 911 or report immediately to the nearest ER if you develop
Shortness of breath
rash
rapid heart beat
rapid breathing.

General Post Procedure Information

Bruising and swelling are normal and will disappear in time.

Minor oozing of blood is expected

Incisions will be extremely sensitive to sunlight during the healing phase. Be sure to avoid direct contact from the sun.

You may resume driving when you are no longer taking a narcotic pain medication and Dr. Singh has released you to do so.

Follow any special instructions in which you have been given. If you are unsure call the office.

Make sure you have a follow up appointment scheduled and call with any questions.


 

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