Day surgery procedures are mostly performed at Methodist Dallas Medical Center, but accommodations can be made to have your surgery performed at one of our other facilities depending upon the type of surgery and scheduling.
Major surgery is performed at Methodist Dallas Medical Center or Methodist Charlton Medical Center. You will be hospitalized after a major surgery. The length of the hospitalization depends upon the type of surgery you had, your recovery time and other factors that will be discussed with you and your family.
Most anorectal surgical procedures such as Hemorrhoidectomy, Fistulotomy, Excision of Abscess and other minor procedures are performed as a day surgery. After the surgery is complete, you will be monitored in a recovery area and are discharged to go home. Someone must drive you home after your procedure.
You will be given instructions in our office for how to prepare for your surgery. The most important thing to remember about preparing for your surgery is to have nothing to eat or drink after midnight prior to your surgery or on the morning of your surgery.
Common Questions and Concerns after Surgery are:
Q: How long will I be in the hospital? Will I see Dr. Monga after surgery?
A: You will most likely be discharged the same day after you’ve been monitored in the recovery room for a brief period of time after your surgery. You will need to contact our office to schedule a two-week follow up appointment.
Q: Will I be in pain after the surgery?
A: You will experience moderate to severe pain for a day or two after your surgery. You will be given a prescription for pain medication and instructions to help manage your pain upon discharge from the hospital or surgery center.
Q: Does it hurt to have a bowel movement?
A: Yes, at first bowel movements cause pain. You can help alleviate your pain by avoiding constipation by eating a high fiber diet, drinking plenty of water, taking natural fiber products and by occasionally using a stool softener. Taking warm sitz-baths will also help you with your pain. Do not take any laxative unless directed to do so by Dr. Monga. Passing loose or runny stools is painful and irritating too.
Q: Will I have a lot of bleeding?
A: It is normal to have a small amount of bleeding with your bowel movements for up to two weeks after your surgery. You should call Dr. Monga’s office immediately if you pass more than one cup of blood. Some discharge from wound sites is also to be expected after certain types of surgeries. This too will lessen over time.
Q: When can I go back to work?
A: Returning to work varies depending on your procedure. Discuss this with Dr. Monga. If you need an excuse to return to work, one will be given to you. If you have any type of FMLA/Disability paperwork that needs to be filled out, there is a 7-10 business day turn around on these forms. You will not be able to bring them with you and have them completed at the time of your visit. Because of the administrative time and effort involved in completing FMLA/Disability paperwork, a small administrative fee will be charged.
CAUSES FOR CONCERN
If you experience any of the following, please call our office to speak with a staff member who can assist you, or have the doctor call you.
- Increasing pain, redness, swelling or drainage from the incision(s)
- Severe Constipation (no bowel movements for more than 3 days), remember you must eat solids to form solid waste
- Diarrhea (more than 3 watery stools within a 24 hour period)
- Difficulty urinating
- Fever greater than 101 degrees
- Severe Bleeding
- Nausea or vomiting