Start off 2020 with some great advice from the World Health Organization on your health.
Many patients after any type of surgery will describe having nausea and sometimes experience vomiting in the recovery room or experience this for several days after surgery.
A combination of pain medication and anesthesia triggers much of this sensation of nausea leading to vomiting. This article below is a great summary for you in learning how best to prevent and treat postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Ever wanted to know what a medical/surgical word means? The ending of the word can clarify exactly what surgeons do. See this image below.
"Cholecystectomy": cutting out the gallbladder
"Colostomy": opening up the colon (bringing it out of the skin)
"Enterotomy": cutting into the small intestine
Interesting article recommended by the American College of Surgeons regarding boosting your immune system and preparing yourself before surgery
Interesting and Informative article published 2 days ago regarding "Getting in Shape" for your surgery.
It helps to exercise and eat healthy before your big day!
I had the opportunity to spend time discussing with high school students at Manchester West High School about the health field including my path towards becoming a physician and surgeon.
This is a good general and comprehensive article on preparing you for your surgery.