General Post-op Instructions
Following surgery there are many things to be aware in terms of avoiding complications and ensuring a successful recovery. The list below includes a few of the more important general guidelines. For specific guidelines, please click the PDF links corresponding to your particular surgery’s post-op instructions.
- A large amount of bleeding through the dressing
- If you are excessively dizzy
- Excessive vomiting
- Fever over 101.5 degrees
- Redness and swelling
- Foul smelling or pus like discharge
- Your medications do not stop the discomfort
- Chest pain or shortness of breath
If you experience any of these please contact Dr. Wolff at 202-787-5601. If you are unable to contact Dr. Wolff or one of his associates please go to the nearest emergency room.
Procedure-Specific Post-Op Instructions
Depending on the type of procedure performed, your post-op instructions will vary. Please click on the PDF link below that corresponds to the procedure performed by Dr. Wolff and read through it prior to your surgery in order to ensure the best recovery and most successful outcome.