Cuidados postoperatorios tras intervención quirúrgica

Postoperative care after surgery

Our professionals will ensure the best postoperative care for a fast, safe and effective recovery and return home.

 

After surgery:

  • Our surgeons will meet with your family in the waiting room area to communicate the results of the intervention.

 

During the hospital stay:

  • Patients will be seen throughout the admission daily until the time of hospital discharge by one of our professionals.
  • The patient may restart feeding and mobilization during the first 24 hours after surgery, unless indicated otherwise in special circumstances.

After discharge from hospital:

  • All patients will receive a discharge report with all the relevant information regarding in-hospital procedures and indications / care to have at home.
  • In case of pain, you can take paracetamol 1gr or Enantyum 25mg, 1 tablet every 8 hours.
  • You can shower in the same way you did before the surgery. The first 5 days, the surgical wound should be covered with a sterile surgical dressing that will be replaced by a new one at the end of the shower. After the 5th – 6th day, you can shower with the wound exposed.
  • Eat normally with light meals for the first 10 days.
  • In case of a hysterectomy:
    • Avoid immersion showers or swimming pools for the next 10 days
    • You can resume sexual intercourse 30 days after surgery.
    • For any other type of gynecological surgery, there are no specific restrictions regarding the “A” and “B” points.
  • You can drive a car in 10 days if you do not take any medication beyond the one described here. Otherwise, you must consult us.
  • You can walk, climb stairs and lift weighted objects as much as your pain allows.

First medical visit after surgery:

  • All the patients will attend a follow-up visit 10 days after hospital discharge for a clinical check-up and to review the final pathological results.
  • The surgical wound is usually sutured with an “intradermal” (invisible) technique, using reabsorbable threads that do not need to be removed later.

Go to the emergency room if:

  • Present pain that does not subside with the analgesia prescribed at the time of hospital discharge.
  • Body temperature is greater than 38ºC.
  • Redness or removal of fluid from the surgical wound.
  • Vomiting, abdominal distension, or abdominal pain that does not subside with oral analgesics.
  • Loss of blood by external genitalia of greater quantity than a menstruation.

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