Pain Control: Dr Shumayou Dutta will be observing your pain levels closely and give you the adequate amount of medicines so that the pain is tolerable. Pain usually diminishes gradually after surgery and with each passing day, dependence on pain medications decrease.
Hospital Stay: Is usually from 1 - 4 days depending on the type of surgeries. Many of our patients clear the discharge criteria the same day of surgery and can be discharged. However, patients are discharged once they are confident, comfortable, and mobilised out of bed. If you are from out of town, it is usually safe to travel 5-7 days after surgery.
Diet: Avoid fried food and sweets for 3 weeks. A bland diet is recommended. Kindly refer to the diet and nutrition section.
Stools: Avoid over-straining during bowel movement; a laxative may be used if needed, especially if you suffer from chronic constipation.
Hygiene: You may shower after wound inspection and suture removal is done. This is usually 10-14 days after surgery.
Avoid: Bending forward, sitting cross legged, lifting weights, sneezing, coughing, staining for stools, sudden jerky movements.
Inform us immediately if the dressing is soaked with blood, if you develop high fever, discharge from wound, increase in back pain after an initial reduction post-surgery.
First Week after lumbar spine surgery