Post-Surgical Care

 Before leaving the hospital after surgery, make sure you get the following information from your healthcare team:

How to properly take care of your wound and/or drain

When to call the doctor

What type of activities are you restricted from

What kind of rehabilitation exercises you should do

What your diet should be

What medications you should take and when

Who to contact if you have questions

When your follow-up appointment is

People heal at different rates. And some surgeries permanently change your body. Make sure you get the help you need after surgery from your family, friends or healthcare team. Post-surgery is a time of transition and you need to be gentle with your body at this time.