Successful surgery includes follow up visits so your surgeon can check on your healing and recovery. Before leaving the hospital, ask when to return for your first follow up visit and who to call for an appointment. Also ask when your stitches, staples, tube or cast will be removed.
Returning to Work
Returning to work will depend on the type of surgery you had and what type of job you do. Your surgeon will decide when you can go back to work. Usually, you will go back four to six weeks after major surgery and a few days after minor surgery. You may still be tired so take frequent breaks during your work day and rest when you go home.