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Patient Discharge Instructions

Neuroendovascular Surgery

The following instructions are provided to guide you during your recovery at home. Please carefully read and follow these guidelines to ensure a smooth healing process:

Rest and Observation

  • Take it easy for the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
  • Observe any changes in your symptoms and report them to your healthcare provider.


  • Take all prescribed medications as directed by your doctor. Especially any antiplatelet (i.e. aspirin, plavix, ticagrelor) or anticoagulation, pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs, and any other medications.
  • Follow the recommended schedule and dosage instructions provided to you.
  • If you experience any adverse reactions or have concerns about your medications, consult your healthcare provider.

Incision Care:

  • Keep the incision site clean and dry. Avoid getting it wet for at least 48 hours after surgery.
  • Remove any surgical dressings after 24hrs
  • If the incision shows signs of infection (e.g., redness, increased pain, discharge), contact your doctor immediately.

Activity and Rest:

  • Limit physical activity and avoid any strenuous activities for the first few weeks following surgery.
  • Gradually increase your activity level as advised by your healthcare provider.
  • Avoid lifting heavy objects or engaging in activities that could strain the surgical site.

Diet and Nutrition:

  • Follow a healthy and balanced diet to support your recovery.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.

Follow-Up Appointments:

  • It is crucial to attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your doctor to monitor your progress and address any concerns.
  • Follow any additional instructions provided by your healthcare provider during these appointments.

Signs of Issues:

  • It is important to be aware of any signs of potential complications. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following:
  • Severe or worsening headache that does not improve with pain medication.
  • Changes in vision, speech, or coordination.
  • Difficulty moving arms or legs, weakness, numbness, or tingling.
  • Any signs of mass, bruising, at the puncture site will usually go away in a few days.


  • Consult your doctor regarding when you can safely return to work, considering the nature of your job and your overall recovery.

Remember, each person’s recovery may vary, so it’s essential to listen to your body and take it easy during the healing process. Reach out to your healthcare provider if you have any concerns or questions during your recovery.

Wishing you a smooth recovery and improved health. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance.


NeurosurgeryLA Team

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