Recovering from Abdominal Surgery

Patients undergoing abdominal surgery often have questions and concerns about what to expect following their operation. The information will help patients undergoing abdominal surgery understand their hospital stay so they have realistic expectations for the first few days after the operation.

Day by day expectations for both open and laparoscopic surgery are included, along with specific information on diet, exercise, pain control, bowel function and other issues surrounding abdominal surgery.

Following these guidelines will help you recover from your surgery as quickly as possible and may help reduce the risk of complications.

Download the Recovery from Abdominal Surgery information sheet. [PDF]

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