It depends on many things but most patients do tend to have some incisional pain during this period. Most patients leave the intensive care unit (ICU) the day after surgery. Our focus will include making the patient comfortable with appropriate pain medications. With the robot approach, I have noticed most patient’s pain is reduced after the first two day (although not in everyone). We may remove drainage tubes or pacing wires (temporary pacing wires). We also use them time to manage any complications that may occur, such as bleeding.

Category: Questions About Recovery After Surgery
T. Sloane Guy, MD

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