Instructions for Patients

If Complications Arise:

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Pre-Operative Preparation:

  • Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the evening prior to your surgery date.
  • Medications can be taken with small sips of water.
  • There is no need to shave prior to surgery.
  • To avoid cancellation, please arrive on-time to surgery.
  • The Hospital will contact you in advance to inform you of your surgery time and arrival time.

Post-Operative Instructions:

  • Prescriptions for pain medicine will be provided.
  • An athletic supporter or tight supportive underwear is recommended for 7-10 days.
  • Patients can shower after 48 hours. Baths should be avoided for 2 weeks.
  • All bandages can be removed after 48 hours in a hot shower.
  • All stitches will dissolve on their own.
  • It may take 3 - 4 weeks for stitches to completely dissolve.
  • Sexual activity can begin after 2-3 weeks.
  • Light exercise can begin after 3-4 weeks.
  • Strenuous exercise can begin after 4-6 weeks.
  • If you are still sore, limit your activity.
  • A follow up visit will be scheduled 4-6 weeks following surgery.
  • A sperm count will be ordered 8 weeks following surgery.