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.
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
Call your doctor or nurse call line 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:
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Current as of:
August 14, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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