Abdominal Surgery Recovery
- Maintain regular diet but avoid raw vegetables and skins.
- No exercise or driving for 3 weeks.
- Take pain medications as needed.
- Sutures usually need to be removed 2 weeks after surgery.
- Continue pre operative medications.
- Schedule postop office appointment 2-3 weeks after surgery.
- Do not lift more than 15 pounds.
- Call the office if you have a fever, severe abdominal pain, nausea, excess diarrhea or significant constipation.