This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover from your surgery. But each person recovers at a different pace.
If your doctor told you how to care for your cut, follow your doctor's instructions. If you did not get instructions, follow this general advice:
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Current as of: May 16, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery & Kenneth Bark, MD - General Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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