Our Top Tips to Prepare For Surgery

Surgery can be an extremely stressful and daunting experience. However, with the right approach, you can optimize your surgical journey and recovery. Today, we will share our top tips to help you prepare for surgery and optimize recovery.

Tip #1 Preoperative preparation

The best way to ensure you are properly prepared for surgery is to follow all instructions given by your healthcare team diligently. This typically includes fasting requirements, medication adjustments, and lifestyle modifications. CF(Preop) is essential to help reduce surgical complications. Make sure to order 2 bottles of CF(Preop) in time for surgery. We recommend drinking one bottle the night before surgery and one bottle up to two hours before surgery. For full drinking instructions, click here to learn more. 

Tip #2 Communicate with your surgical team

It is crucial to maintain open communication with your surgical team. Make sure to address any concerns or queries you may have to alleviate any anxiety leading up to your procedure. Do not hesitate to ask questions about what to expect especially when it comes to recovery.

Tip #3 Focus on nutrition

In the weeks and even months leading up to surgery, embrace a well balance diet rich in nutrients to promote optimal healing post-surgery. This includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats, and lean protein. We also recommend sipping on CF(Rehydrate) Immunity+ in the weeks leading up to surgery to help support your immune system. Consider speaking with a Registered Dietitian for specific dietary guidelines.

Tip #4 Get active if approved my your physician 

We recommend engaging in light physical activity as approved by your provider to enhance your physical fitness and prepare your body for your procedure. It is also crucial to mentally prepare for surgery. Try some relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation. These can help calm your mind and reduce stress prior to surgery. 

Tip #5 Plan a postoperative care plan

Be sure to understand your postoperative care plan outlined by your surgical team. Follow all medication schedules, wound care instructions, and follow up appointments. If you will need anyone to drive you to your appointments make sure to organize this prior to your surgery date. Surround yourself with a strong support system during your recovery period.

Tip #6 Have patience and rest

It may be hard to sit still and rest after surgery, but it is imperative to allow yourself ample time to rest up and recuperate post-surgery. Avoid strenuous activities and prioritize sleep to aid in the healing process.

By incorporating these tips into your surgical journey, you can proactively prepare for surgery, optimize recovery, and pave the way for a smoother healing process.

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