Tips for a better recovery

There are things that you can do to help support a better recovery after surgery. You can eat foods to help your body heal, quit smoking, control your blood sugar, move more before surgery and ambulate early after surgery, create a safe and healthy environment for when you return home, and take steps to prevent a surgical site infection. These education resources are helpful tools to support your efforts to do just that.

Early Ambulation Patient Education flyer – University of Michigan
MSSIC – Home Safety After Surgery
MSSIC Personal and Home Hygiene Handout
Nutrition Before Surgery – American College of Surgeons
Nutrition Guidelines to Improve Wound Healing – Cleveland Clinic
Preparing for Surgery – American College of Surgeons
Quit Smoking – American College of Surgeons
What can I do to prevent a Surgical Site Infection