What to Do After Your Procedure

Post-Operative Instructions for a Fast Recovery

Your first priority after having any surgery is recovery. In addition to receiving information about your recovery before the procedure, our surgeon will provide post-operative instructions regarding diet, activities and medications.

For your safety, we recommended arranging for a responsible individual to stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure to help ensure you adhere to the post-operative instructions. Also, avoid the following for at least 24 hours post-surgery:

  • Signing important documents
  • Making significant decisions
  • Driving
  • Smoking
  • Consuming alcoholic beverages

Your surgeon will let you know when you can return to your normal activities.

When to Call Triangle Surgery Center

At any time before or after your surgery, do not hesitate to ask questions. If you have any difficulty, notify your surgeon. It is normal to feel a little sleepy and/or dizzy for several hours after your operation. However, you should call TSC immediately in the unlikely event that you experience any of the following:

  • A fever of 101 degrees or higher
  • Increased pain or tenderness at the incision site
  • Signs of infection including redness, swelling, bleeding, fluid at the incision site, and foul odor
  • Nausea
  • Problems using the bathroom
  • Changes in circulation, such as the inability to feel your extremities or skin color changes

Your surgeon will also indicate any other signs or symptoms to watch for in your post-operative instructions.

Our Mission

Triangle Surgery Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality outpatient surgical care to our patients, in a cost effective manner that allows the physicians and the patients active involvement in directing the care that is delivered, while providing the community in which we serve another choice in health care delivery.

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