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Post Surgery

Stethoscope on the Cardiogram


 You should avoid:

  • Driving a car until authorized by your doctor.

  • Signing important documents (first 24 hours after a general anaesthetic)

  • Operating machinery

  • Drinking alcohol and smoking 

  • Taking sedatives unless they have been prescribed for you after your surgery

  • Any strenuous activity

  • Looking after small children

The next working day after your procedure, your doctor or a recovery nurse will call you to check on how you are feeling and answer any post-op questions you may have. If you have any concerns at any time after your surgery you should contact your doctor directly.

In general, you should call your doctor if you have:

  • A temperature over 38 degrees or flu-like symptoms

  • Redness at the incision area

  • A bad odour coming from the incision

  • Severe pain in or around the incision

  • Any blood or drainage from the incision after the first 24 hours

  • Unexplained leg pain

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