Vascular Surgery: Carotid Artery Surgery Post-Surgical Instructions
The purpose of your surgery (Carotid Artery Surgery) is to increase the amount of blood flow to the brain and to remove plaque or clots which could decrease blood flow to your brain causing a stroke.
Nutrition: Eating a well balanced diet will promote healing and return of normal bowel habits.
Medications: Following your medication plan is very important. Please remember:
Wound Care: You will have an incision on the side of your neck from the surgery. To promote healing of the incision, the following precautions should be taken:
Activity: You have just undergone major surgery and anesthesia. Both of these events have major effects on your body. To return to normal as quickly as possible, it is important to remember the following:
Follow Up: Occasionally minor problems occur after discharge. It is important that you call the physicians’ office if the following occurs:
After you return home, it is important that you call (937) 276-2642 to make your follow up appointment with the doctor.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Debbie Akemon, RN at (937) 276-2642.