There are several types of surgical treatments offered by Dr. Tomas Birriel, MD at his Morgan City, Louisiana, clinic. While the specific nature of the procedure might vary some of the details, there are a few simple preparation and aftercare measures you can take to have a comfortable recovery.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Birriel, be sure to let him know about any medications you are taking or medical conditions you have that might increase your bleeding risk. It would also be a good idea to let him know about any ancillary lifestyle choices that could affect your overall health. This could include tobacco use or frequently consuming alcohol.
If you need to be fully sedated for the surgery, you will need to abstain from eating or drinking after midnight the evening before the procedure. You should also arrange to have a friend or family member drive you home while the sedative gradually dissipates. It might also be helpful to have someone on hand around the house to maximize your rest and recovery.
Dr. Birriel might also prescribe pain management, anti-inflammatory, or antibiotic medication. If so, you will need to take them at the required times to ensure they provide you with the necessary comfort.
Your surgery might require Dr. Birriel to insert a small drainage tube under the skin. If so, he will discuss your postoperative care measures. Dr. Birriel will discuss any other specific aftercare measures with you during your preoperative consultation.
If you are scheduled for a surgical treatment with Dr. Birriel and you have a preparation or aftercare question, you can always call 985-384-7173 to speak to a member of staff at his Morgan City, Louisiana, clinic.