How well you do after surgery depends on the reason for the surgery and your condition.
After surgery, there may be a tube in your nose which will help keep your stomach empty. It is removed as soon as your bowels are working well.
Most patients have mild discomfort from the surgery. You can easily control this with pain medications.
Patients usually stay in hospital for 6-10 days.
After discharge, you should perform light activity for the first 4 - 6 weeks. If you take narcotic pain medications, you should not drive.
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