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Care after surgery

After your surgery, there is a variety of things you need to know for your safety, recovery and comfort. Before you go home you will receive instructions on your diet, medicines, activity level, follow-up appointment, and signs and symptoms to watch for.

Within this section is a list of commonly asked questions, mobility guidelines, and information about pain and anti-inflammatory medicines and nutrition.

If you have any questions, ask your doctor or nurse. They want your recovery to be as smooth as possible.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Understanding Your Colon or Rectal Surgery, can-ah-95399
First Published: 01/24/2013
Last Reviewed: 08/15/2017