Category Archives: Surgery

Constipation After Surgery

It is not uncommon for patients to have constipation after surgery. There are obvious reasons for it, including changes in diet, inactivity and stress but the most common one comes as a side effect from postoperative pain medications, especially opioids. For starters, normal bowel movements are different for everyone. For some, several bowel movements a day […]

What Types of Anesthesia Are Used During Outpatient Surgery

There are four common types of anesthesia used in outpatient surgery: Local anesthesia Regional anesthesia IV sedation or Twilight anesthesia General anesthesia What Is Local Anesthesia? Doctors use local anesthetics to block pain in a part of the body that they are operating on. It is commonly used for removal of small skin growths or […]

For Better Recovery

Hydrate: Drink fluids, especially water, before and after surgery. Eat more protein for faster healing: especially fish, beans, legumes, nuts. Eat vegetables and fruit: Fiber will help you avoid constipation and you will also get much needed nutrients that reduce inflammation and help skin and tissue heal. Be active: If you are not active, increase […]

How will my doctor decide when I can leave the surgery center after the procedure?

Your surgeon will look for signs that show you’re ready to go. He/She will want to know that you: Have normal breathing and blood pressure Have nausea under control Are able to stand and walk Can control your pain with pills instead of an IV Respond as well as you did before the surgery Are […]

Importance of Support System in Recovery

One of the benefits of an outpatient surgery is that you can go home soon after the surgery. And when postoperative instructions are properly followed, recovery is usually fast and successful. No matter what type of surgery you have, good support system can make a big difference, especially in the first 24-48 hours post surgery. […]

Why we don’t want you to wear make-up, finger nail polish or perfume during surgery?

Make-up and nail polish reduce our ability to monitor you during surgery. While in surgery, you will have a probe placed on the end of your finger to read the oxygen level in your blood. This probe cannot read through artificial nails or nail polish. If your oxygen levels drop, your fingernails would turn blue, […]

Injured, Yet Otherwise Healthy Adults are Driving ASC Growth

ASCs typically provide elective surgery and procedures for patients with less complex surgical needs targeting younger and more active patients. ASCs enable providers to deliver the right care where it is most convenient to the patient. Many healthy adults, who have spent years running or doing high-impact exercise programs, are finding themselves with joint injuries. […]

Full Disclosure is Key to a Safe Anesthesia Experience

Patients sometimes neglect to share important health information with their anesthesia providers before surgery. You might not realize it but we need to know if you take supplements or medical marijuana for pain, or that you smoke or snore. We will not judge you, but for your safety, we need you to be completely honest […]

A Five Star Review

and Dr. Khattab received this review today. The Ocean team would like to thank Roland for taking the time to do this. I had a basal cell carcinoma—an aggressive skin cancer that forms in the basal cell, the deepest layer of skin. The lesion does not spread (metastasize) but, it did grow. In November 2015, […]

Nurse Mollie Answer Patients’ Top Questions

Why do I have to pee before I leave recovery? Answer: Sometimes parts of the brain don’t wake up as fast as others. We give you fluid through the IV during your stay and need to see some pass through your system to make sure all systems are awake from the anesthesia. Why do I […]

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