We hope that your procedure and stay so far was up to your expectations. Prior to discharge a member of the clinical team will talk you through your wound / surgical site care instructions and also your discharge medications. If you have any questions please use this time to have them answered.
If you usually take any blood thinning medications or clopidogrel or aspirin, please double check with the team when we would like you to restart these.
After abdominal surgery is it common to feel a little constipated for several days after your procedure. This help alleviate this, please stay mobile, well hydrated, eat small, healthy meals as per your instructions from your team and is needed have a low threshold for taking laxatives (which will be prescribed to you as part of your discharge medications for all non bariatric surgery procedures. If you have had a bariatric procedure or a fundoplication procedure, you will have a separate diet sheet or details from your dietician to follow. For all other procedures please maintain a light diet for a few days prior to building up to a normal meal plan.
The in patient team will give you a discharge summary on paper and you will receive an electronic letter about your admission and discharge from Mr Purkayastha in the next day or two once you are at home.
A member of our team will contact you a few days after surgery to see what your progress is like and confirm your first follow up appointment with Mr Purkayastha, which will usually be 10-14 days after your procedure for most cases or 7-10 days after surgery for a bariatric (weight loss) procedure. If you have sutures or clips to remove this will be arranged for you as well usually during the phone call a few days after your discharge.
Please do not drive until you feel comfortable to make an emergency stop and check your car insurance policy small print about what it says about you having insurance cover after abdominal surgery to drive. Avoid lifting heavy items for a few weeks and please follow the wound care instructions we have given you.
In the unlikely event of an out of hours issue or emergency, you can call the Lindo Wing ward on 0203-312-6017 or 0203-312-2533, 24 hours a day where a member of the clinical team will be available. If for any reason you feel you have an emergency that cannot wait then please come to St Mary’s Hospital A&E department and let us know by email that you are coming in and one of our team will contact you.
If you have any comments on your care please let us know directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org especially if you have any problems. Our team will be in touch with you for more feedback after your discharge and if you would like to provide a testimonial.
We hope that your care was to a standard that we would want for our relatives and loved ones; we hope that you were well looked after during your stay. Thank you again for choosing us for your team.
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Please note, most insurance policies in the UK do not cover weight-loss surgery. However, we will do our utmost to provide the best package for you should you choose to have your surgery with us.
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