Affiliates in Urology Mahmood Hai MD, Muzammil Ahmed MD,
Vijay Kotha MD, Kashif Siddiqi MD,
Amarnath Rambhatla MD
Ph. (734) 595-1166, Fax: (734)-595-6821
Main location: 33545 Cherry Hill, Westland MI 48186

Discharge Instructions
For Bladder Suspension or Surgery, Prostatectomy,
Kidney and Ureter Surgery, Inguinal Surgery or Prosthesis Placement

Activity

  1. No heavy lifting (more than 15 lbs.) for 4 weeks (1 week for an implant).
  2. No driving for 3 weeks (1 week for an implant). We also discourage riding in a car since the vibrations and movement may cause bleeding.
  3. Use the stairs infrequently. Take one step at a time, and have assistance available.
  4. No long trips for 3 weeks.
  5. No cutting the lawn, shoveling snow, raking leaves, etc., for 4 weeks.
  6. No sexual activity for 6 weeks after surgery.
  7. No manipulation of the prosthesis
  8. Showers are okay. It is okay to wash the wound. Avoid tub baths for 1 week.
  9. Regular light activity is encouraged several times daily. We encourage walking. Do not be a couch potato.
Diet
  1. Drink plenty of fluids. We recommend 24-32 oz over your usual daily fluid intake. Limit fluids after 6 PM. Avoid tea, coffee (including decaf) and pop.
  2. Resume a regular diet at home. Take high calorie supplements if appetite is poor.
Medication
  1. Please take the medications as prescribed by your doctor. Start them on day of discharge, and please complete the entire prescription. Take pain medication only as needed. Try Tylenol or Motrin for milder pain.
  2. Resume all medications you normally took before surgery, unless instructed otherwise. Do not take blood thinners or aspirin products for 1-2 weeks or as directed. 3. If there is a problem taking or getting the medication, call us.
Catheter and Wound Care
  1. Do not remove the dressing from the wound unless instructed.
  2. You may cover the wound with gauze if there is mild drainage.
  3. If the wound becomes red, inflamed, or has excessive drainage, please contact Dr. Hai or Dr. Ahmed.
  4. If you have a catheter in place, wash around it gently with soap and water. Keep the catheter taped to your thigh or abdomen to avoid inadvertent jerking or pulling. Do not disconnect the catheter from the drainage bag unless directed by your doctor. You may apply bacitracin ointment at the point the catheter enters your body.
Bowel Movements
  1. Do not strain when having a bowel movement. Expect irregular bowel habits after surgery until fully recovered. Increase fiber in your diet.
  2. You may need to use a stool softener or laxative. Try Colace (Docusate Sodium), Metamucil or Milk of Magnesia at your local pharmacy.
When to Contact your Doctor
  1. Excessive bleeding or passage of large clots. Also if you fell your bladder is not draining or if you are unable to urinate.
  2. Fevers greater than 101 F, excessive chills.
  3. Nausea and vomiting or inability to keep down fluids.
  4. If you have any questions or concerns.
  5. Significant tenderness or swelling in the legs, chest pain, shortness of breath.
  6. If it is a serious emergency, go to your nearest Emergency Room or call 911.
  7. Please call the office to arrange your follow-up appointment.


Contacting Your Physician

Your doctor can be contacted by calling (734) 595-1166 during business hours. If the office is closed, call the answering service at (313) 396-0736. Finally, you may call the hospital at (734) 467-4000 to have them contact us. Please do not hesitate to call with any questions or concerns.