Post-Operative Instructions for Recovery after Surgery with Dr. Lindsay Keith

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Congratulations on completing your surgery with Dr. Lindsay Keith! To promote a smooth and successful recovery, please carefully follow these post-operative instructions:

  1. Rest and Recovery: Following your surgery, it is crucial to prioritize rest and allow your body to heal. Plan to have a designated period of rest at home, minimizing physical activity and avoiding strenuous exercise for the time specified by Dr. Lindsay Keith.
  2. Pain Management: Take prescribed pain medications as directed by Dr. Lindsay Keith to manage any discomfort. If you experience severe or persistent pain that is not alleviated by the prescribed medications, please contact our office immediately.
  3. Incision Care: Follow specific instructions provided by Dr. Lindsay Keith for caring for your incisions. Keep the incision site clean and dry, and avoid submerging it in water until advised otherwise. If there are any signs of infection, such as increased redness, swelling, or drainage, notify our office promptly.
  4. Dressings and Bandages: Keep dressings and bandages clean, dry, and intact as instructed. If there are specific instructions regarding changing dressings or bandages, follow them carefully. If a dressing becomes soaked with blood or other fluids, please contact our office for guidance.
  5. Activity Restrictions: Limit physical activity and avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise until cleared by Dr. Lindsay Keith. Gradually increase activity levels as instructed, following a gradual return to normal daily activities.
  6. Medication and Supplements: Take all prescribed medications as instructed by Dr. Lindsay Keith. If there are any changes in your medications or if you experience any adverse reactions, contact our office promptly. Discuss the resumption of any previously discontinued medications or supplements with Dr. Lindsay Keith.
  7. Follow-Up Appointments: Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Lindsay Keith. These appointments are essential for monitoring your recovery progress, assessing the healing of incisions, and addressing any concerns or questions you may have.
  8. Diet and Hydration: Follow any dietary restrictions or recommendations provided by Dr. Lindsay Keith. Maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet to support the healing process. Stay adequately hydrated by drinking plenty of water unless otherwise instructed.
  9. Emotional Support: It is normal to experience a range of emotions during the recovery process. Reach out to your support system, including family, friends, or a therapist, if needed. If you have any concerns about your emotional well-being, do not hesitate to discuss them with Dr. Lindsay Keith or her team.
  10. Signs of Complications: Be aware of signs of potential complications, such as excessive bleeding, severe pain, fever, or worsening redness and swelling. If you experience any concerning symptoms, contact our office immediately.

Please note that these post-operative instructions are general guidelines. It is important to follow the specific instructions provided by Dr. Lindsay Keith and her team, as they may be tailored to your unique surgical procedure and individual needs.

If you have any questions, concerns, or need further clarification about your post-operative instructions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office. We are here to support you throughout your recovery journey.