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Post-Surgery Process

After your discharge follow your doctor’s specific instructions.

Your anesthesiologist also recommends the following:

Diet:
  • Begin with liquids and light foods, progress to your normal diet if you are not nauseated. NO alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.
  • If you are nauseated, remain on clear liquids until it passes.
  • If the nausea persists for any length of time notify your physician.

Activity:

  • Rest the day of surgery.
  • You may feel sleepy when you get home.
  • You may resume normal activities on the day following surgery unless otherwise indicated by your physician.
  • Do not drive or operate hazardous machinery for 24 hours or until instructed by your physician.
  • Do not make important personal or legal decisions for 24 hours.
  • Move cautiously.
  • You may feel dizzy if you make sudden movements.

Complications:

  • Notify your doctor of any unusual bleeding, discomfort, swelling, fever or any other complications.
  • If you are unable to reach your doctor, call the Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Emergency Department at 231-843-2591
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