After the procedure, the patient is closely observed in the ICU – Pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, temperature, oxygen saturation, etc are monitored at regular intervals.
After the surgery, the patient can expect
- Swelling in the body
- Bleeding from incision site
- Pain in abdomen
Blood tests are done to ensure the post surgery recovery of the patient. The tube in the lungs is removed after few hours or few days. The other tubes in the throat, urinary bladder are also removed after few days.
The patient will be allowed to take clear fluids after the condition stabilizes, followed by soft diet and normal diet. The patients are advised to move and walk around as much as possible.
The patient can go home in 10 to 15 days after the surgery.
Immunosuppressants and blood thinning medications will have to be taken for the rest of the life.