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Day of Surgery

After the Operation

  • Your doctor will talk to family/friends (if present) in the waiting room. Please remain available.
  • You may be able to eat and drink after surgery, depending on the type of surgery done.
  • Vital signs and surgical site are checked.
  • Cough and breathe deeply.
  • Simple foot-leg exercises help your blood flow. 
  • Compression stockings or foot pump may be used.
  • You may have a urinary catheter to help you urinate.
  • Your nurse will work with you to control your pain or discomfort.

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