The information provided on this website is general in nature and is not intended as a substitute for consultation with a doctor and a particular treatment plan. Please refer to your specific discharge instructions for what to do after your surgery.

If you have any questions, please call our office at (512) 491-6542.
If you have an emergency, call 911.

Breast Biopsy/Lumpectomy
Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication
Laparotomy/Bowel Resection/Colon Resection
Hernia Repair
Laparoscopic Appendectomy/Cholecystectomy

When to Contact Your Surgeon
  • Pain that will not go away.
  • Pain that continues to get worse instead of better.
  • Fever of more than 101oF (38.3oC).
  • Uncontrolled and persistent nausea or vomiting.
  • Excessive pain, bleeding, swelling, or redness around the incision site. Signs of infection such as green/white and foul-smelling drainage from the incision.
  • No bowel movements or unable to pass gas for 3 days.
  • Watery diarrhea lasting longer than 3 days.

High-Fiber Diet Foods
  • Beans
  • Bran and whole grain cereals
  • Peas
  • Dried fruit (apricots, figs, and dates)
  • Berries (raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries)
  • Sweet corn
  • Broccoli
  • Baked potatoes with skin
  • Plums, pears, and apples
  • Greens
  • Nuts

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