Prior to Discharge

Find out from your surgeon:

  • Was the operation as successful?
  • What effect has the operation had on my condition?
  • How will I expect to feel when I get home?
  • How long will it be before I'm back to normal?
  • What follow-up visits do I need to arrange?
  • What medications do I need to take, frequency and dose?
  • What is the contact number if things are not going well?
  • Do I have stitches that need to be removed?
  • If yes, who will do that and when?
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