Abdominal Surgery

After Abdominal Surgery Your Activity May Include:

  • Going up and down stairs only
  • Walking around inside the house or outside if the weather is permissible
  • Light housework in 6 weeks
  • You may drive a car in 3 weeks from surgery
  • No heavy lifting for 3 months

At your first visit we will discuss return to work and return to sports and exercise.

Incision Care & Information

You may allow the bath water or shower to flow over your incision. You may wash the incision gently with soap and water. It is common to feel pulling or sharp sticking sensations in the area of the incision as it is healing. These sensations are a result of normal healing. If you develop any fever associated with redness or swelling of the incision, please call our office. Nausea or vomiting associated with meals or your medication should be reported to the office.

You may resume your normal medications.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at (610) 439-9357