We will want to see you approximately
2 weeks after discharge from the hospital.You
will need a chest x-ray and possibly a lab test before you
are seen. Instructions will be
given to you when your appointments are made. If you have any
staples or sutures left
in place you will need to have them removed.
Please call our
office at (209) 575-5833 or (800) 525-8801 for appointments.
Please remember to bring all of your medications to each
appointment you have in our office.
You will need to shower
on a daily basis and call the office if any signs of infection
Signs of infection might be redness, or drainage on or
around your incision.
Do not lift, push or pull heavy
objects over 10 pounds for 4 weeks after surgery.
Do not drive
until you have been to the office for your appointment.
be sure to elevate your legs above the line of your heart for
short periods of time
throughout the day. This will help reduce the swelling
that normally occurs after heart surgery.
occurs, please take any stool softener or laxative you need
Please monitor your supply of medications and
call your pharmacy 1-2 days prior to running
out of medicines. They will notify us for
refills. Medications are not normally filled
Please plan ahead.
It is not abnormal to experience some nausea,
lack of appetite or insomnia. If you feel
problems are excessive or are not resolving,
please call the office.
Please feel free
to call the office if you have questions or concerns. Our
are 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.
We are closed on holidays. If case of
our phone numbers are answered 24 hours
a day by the medical exchange and a surgeon