During Whipple surgery, parts of your stomach, small bowel, and pancreas are removed. These organs are important for digesting your food. After surgery you may need to make some changes to your diet to help you feel more comfortable. Suggestions are provided about how to reduce gas and bloating, how to manage a stomach that is slow to empty, adding pancreatic enzymes to meals, and what to do about weight loss. Good fruit and vegetable choices are listed.
When cataract surgery is performed, the lens is removed leaving the capsule in place. A lens implant is inserted in front of the capsule. If the capsule becomes blurry (secondary cataract), it can be treated with a YAG laser. The pamphlet describes getting ready for laser, the laser treatment and care after laser. Vision is usually clearer shortly after the treatment.
The word craniotomy means opening of the skull. The pamphlet describes care before and after surgery. Some topics described are deep breathing, routine checks, nutrition, bowel and bladder care, your incision, hygiene, comfort, and therapy. Symptoms that require medical attention after you leave the hospital are listed.
This booklet outlines information about hip replacement surgery. Topics such as what to expect before, during, and after surgery, exercises, preparing to go home, and equipment are covered. The booklet also answers any questions you may have regarding follow-up care.
This booklet explains how a knee replacement is done, how to prepare for the surgery and what to expect while in hospital. A variety of exercises are provided and ways to prepare your home for after your surgery are suggested.