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Post-operative information

Most patients have a smooth, uneventful surgery and post-operative recovery. Despite this, the time after your surgery can be overwhelming. Management of your dressings, stitches, drains and what activities you can resume can be confusing as they vary depending on what procedure you have had done.

If a post-operative complication does arise, most that are encountered are minor and managed very simply and quickly.

The following links can help you plan and manage your post-operative care. There is a downloadable PDF at the end of each section.

If you have any concerns or need any clarification, you should contact Dr Lancashire.

Breast Surgery

  • Breast Conserving Surgery (lumpectomy)
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple discharge surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction surgery

Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

  • Thyroid surgery
  • Parathyroid surgery

General Surgery

  • Hernia Surgery
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Skin cancer / melanoma surgery
  • Appendicitis

Diverticulitis