Pain After Surgery Topic Guide
Pain After Surgery: Though pain after surgery is common, there are ways to minimize and manage this pain. Along with pain medication, patients should stop cigarette smoking and be diligent about managing other existing medical conditions. Careful care of the surgical incision sites should also help prevent infections to the wounds, which prolong pain and are dangerous to the patient.
Outpatient Surgery Outpatient surgery refers to surgical procedures that allow the patient to return home the same day of the procedure. Usually this way of handling medical procedures is best suited to healthy people who are receiving a minor surgery. As techniques have improved, however, surgeons have been using outpatient procedures for increasingly complex cases and surgeries.
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