After the operation, your real work begins, recovering from surgery. We recommend having a caregiver, usually a family member, who knows you and knows what to expect following the surgical procedure can be helpful. Arrange for your caregiver to be informed of your progress during and after surgery.
Patients who have a thorough understanding of their follow-up care are better able to manage post-surgical pain and prevent complications. Follow-up care requires work, and that means you and possibly your immediate family or caregivers may have to learn some new skills, such as changing bandages.
Most importantly, you and your loved ones should know how to reach your surgeon’s office once you’re back home, in case you need additional clarification about discharge instructions. Stay in touch with your surgical team during the post operative recovery period, will reduce risks of have serious complications.