The 10 questions you should ask before you go home

  • In general you will be given a pain control medication or combination of them, it is important to take them as directed to decrease pain / discomfort to the minimum.
  • Unless recommended otherwise by your doctor, a general multivitamin is important to be taken daily after surgery.

Bowel function is always decreased due to the nature of surgery and the anesthetics, it can take up to a week to have your bowel function restored completely. To help with this and the recovery in general follow the next recommendations at least for the first week:

  • No alcohol or sodas
  • Make small meals every 3 hrs instead of big meals.
  • Avoid Fried, processed, spicy food as well as bread, pasta and rice
  • Encourage vegetables, whole fruits, legumes and lean animal protein
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • It depends on what type of surgery, but in general suspicion symptoms for a possible infection are: worsening incisional pain despite the usage of pain medication, redness or thickening of the skin surrounding the incision, drainage of fluid/blood through incision.
  • Call the office or the doctor on call if: fever greater than 100.4, worsening pain, nausea/vomiting, not passing flatus or having a bowel movement for more than 72 hrs after being sent home, swelling and pain on your lower extremities or sudden sensation of shortness of breath.
  • The most common complications after a surgical procedure include but are not limited to fever, nausea/vomiting, constipation, urinary retention, cough/pneumonia, blood clot in the leg.

Every doctor and procedure is different. This information should be given to you prior to your discharge or it might have been discussed with you in your last doctor’s appointment.

  • Stitches will dissolve on their own unless told otherwise. In average will take 4 – 6 weeks for them to dissolve.
  • Staples are removed one week after surgery.
  • After 24 hrs of the surgery, the wound is water sealed and you can shower. Let water run through the incision with soap, do not rub the incision, just let water and soap run through and Make sure you keep it dry after each shower. Humidity at the level of the incision creates a risk for wound infection.
  • No Bathing or going to the pool/Jacuzzi until no vaginal discharge is present, to decrease infections and postoperative complications.

No greater than 7 – 10 pounds, but ask your doctor for each particular procedure, because this may vary.

  • Have in mind that at least the first week you might be refraining from driving in a minor / ambulatory case.
  • Again, this is something that changes from one type of surgery to another.
  • Discuss this with us prior to your surgery.
  • We will see our patients within the first 2 weeks after any mayor surgery to tailor these issues accordingly.

This will be specified in your discharge instructions; in general 4 to 6 weeks after in any gynecological / obstetrical procedure is the rule.

This info will be addressed prior to discharge. The proper documentation will be given to you to help you in this delicate and important matter.

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