To give you the best chance for a successful outcome and recovery, you may need to follow several limitations and restrictions following surgery. These limitations depend on your individual needs and specific surgery. Your care team will review the individual recommendations that they have for you before and after surgery.
Preparation Prior to Surgery is Key
Preparation prior to surgery is vital to make recuperating easier. Continue to manage other medical conditions, refrain from using alcohol and tobacco products, maintain a healthy diet and abide by all guidelines.
Maintaining adequate hydration is important for the healing process, so continue to consume at least eight cups of water each day. Postoperative pain is to be expected following surgery. Depending on your unique and individual requirements, you will be provided with appropriate medication to achieve good postoperative pain control.
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