Post-Operative Pain Treatment Information
For the first few days following your surgery, you will have either vicodin, percocet, or oxycodone if strong pain relief is needed. Narcotic pain medications may not be prescribed following some less painful surgeries. Oxycontin prescriptions are no longer given by Dr. DeGroot.
For the first few days following your surgery, take your medication, one or two tabs every 4-6 hours.. If you find your pain is not very severe, you may choose to use only motrin or tylenol. Please see the instructions you were given in the day surgery unit.
For the first seven to ten days you should elevate the surgical area, apply ice to the area, and minimize your activity as much as you can. Do not drive while using narcotic pain medicines. Narcotic pain medicines can cause constipation, you should consider using a fiber laxative and/or a stool softener.