The following are care instructions for many of our surgery’s. Please refer to the correct reference page, which should probably answer most of the more detailed questions you might have. Most outpatient surgery are minimally invasive and post-operative complications are fortunately quite rare. The incidence of an infection is literally one out of thousands. The onset of symptoms would be approximately 5-7 days following surgery, and would consist of a significant increase in pain, swelling, warmth, and redness, fever, chills or night sweats. More common, but still quite rare, would be a small superficial infection or irritation at one of the skin incisions. There can also be a very small incidence of a blood clot developing deep within your veins. This would be characterized by a sudden onset of new pain (usually different from your surgical pain) or tightness. This usually begins about 5-7 days from the day of surgery. The presence or absence of a clot can usually be determined by a simple non-invasive ultrasound test at the hospital. Contact our office for any concerns.
Our staff will try to answer any questions regarding your care during office hours. Please provide both a work, cell and/or home number for call backs.
Please allow 24 hours notice and make requests during scheduled office hours between 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Routine refills will not be filled after hours or on weekends