As you prepare for your surgery, it is important to be proactive. Before the surgery, you should make sure that you understand what the surgery entails and what to expect in the weeks and months to follow. It is equally important to learn how to play an active role in your care to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. To help you with your home recovery, your surgical team will give you some instructions to follow. If unsure you should ask for clarifications and follow these instructions closely and diligently.

Regular post-operative follow-up visits are important to ensure your complete recovery and a successful outcome. The discharge instructions will have the periodical follow-up visits listed.

Your first visit will be scheduled 10 days to 3 weeks after the procedure. You will be required to visit regularly – six weeks, three months, six months, nine months and then annually.

At each follow up visit, please keep your doctor informed of your recovery/progress.