If you are prescribed antibiotics after surgery, please
What to Watch For
Please contact our office for any of the following:
medications for 1 week before and 2 weeks
Oral temperature greater than 100.5 ° F
Excessive redness, swelling, or drainage at the
You will need to avoid blood thinners (Aspirin, Coumadin,
Lovenox, Plavix) for 1 week prior to surgery. In most
For general medical problems such as sore throat,
cases, you may restart them (at the doctor’s discretion) 4
cough, nasal drainage, etc., please contact your
days after surgery or 4 days after drains are removed.
primary care physician. You should also contact
Remember, ABSOLUTLEY NO MEDICATION
your primary care physician regarding in questions
REFILLS WILL BE PROCESSED ON THE
about your routine medications not prescribed by
Please plan accordingly. Contact your
pharmacy to process all refill requests.
For medical emergencies, please call 911 or report
Avoid riding in a car for 2 weeks – unless medically
The best exercise is walking. Small amounts done frequently are best. Try to set a goal to walk a little
more each day. This of course will depend on your
Wear the white compression stockings given to you
at the hospital for 2 weeks following surgery. You
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can take them off when walking but should wear
Successful surgery depends not only on the success
them at night and when inactive for prolonged
of the procedure, but also on your cooperation and
compliance during the post-operative period. To
DO NOT SMOKE.
Smoking may delay the healing
assist you in this process, below are instructions and
of your surgical wound. See your primary care
guidelines to fol ow during your recovery period.
physician if you need assistance to quit smoking.
You will not be able to drive for approximately 2 weeks after this type of surgery.
There will be a small incision on your back. Your incision will be assessed at your post-operative
It is the policy of this office to advise you not to drive
while under the influence of pain medications.
Begin changing your dressing daily after discharge from the hospital unless directed otherwise by
Return to Work
If you can work from home, you can begin doing light desk/phone work as tolerated about 1-2 weeks
You may shower but you need to cover the incision
with a plastic covering to keep it dry. Do not soak
the incision in water for 6 weeks.
If you have to report to the office to perform your job, you will be able to do this at 2-3 weeks after surgery.
Do not put creams or ointments on the wound for the first 3 weeks – or until incision is healed well.
You will be restricted to light desk/phone type work.
If your job requires heavy physical activity, you will be unable to perform this type of work for at least 12
Our office will provide you with prescription pain medication to help with your surgical pain. You
should use these medications sparingly and only as
directed. It is expected that most of your pain can
You have a follow-up scheduled with one of our
be managed with over the counter medications such
___________________________. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to check in.
As your incision heals, we would expect you to begin weaning from prescription medications. This
should begin about a week after surgery.
Date of Surgery
: _____________ Scheduled Surgery Time
: ____________ Hospital Arrival Time
: _____________ No food or drink after midnight day prior to surgery.
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