Patient instructions

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Your doctor or nurse may give you instructions to care for yourself at home after your surgery.

*Patient instructions you receive from your doctor may be different from what you see on our website.  Always follow your doctor's instructions, and let him or her know if you have questions.

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Surgery and your safety

Learn about the steps you and your surgery team will take to ensure your safety.

After your surgery

You’ll find patient instructions to help you have a safer and more comfortable recovery.

When a child needs surgery

Children needing surgery want comfort and answers. Learn how to get your child prepared for surgery.