Care of the incisions: The laparoscopic sites will have a shiny substance over them called Dermabond. Although we will allow bathing within a few days after surgery, the Dermabond over the incisions should not be scrubbed off or removed. The Dermabond will disappear on its own. This may take several weeks.
Activity: You should not do any heavy lifting, strenuous activity or sports until you are cleared by the surgeon.
Diet: You can eat a regular diet; however, it is recommended that you eat several small meals, rather than a few large meals. Constipation is common after surgery. Anesthesia and pain medication can contribute to constipation. You should drink plenty of water and avoid beverages with caffeine or alcohol in them.
Medication: It is important to take the pain medications as directed by the surgeon. If the pain is not under control, you should contact your physician.