POST OP SYMPTOMS: Usually mild to moderate pain and swelling at the surgical site for 3-4 days after surgery.

 

GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS:

 

CARE OF INCISION SITE: You may remove the bandage after 2 days.  After removing the bandage, if there are steri-strips (little tapes) on the incision, try to keep these dry. If no steri-strips are present, you may clean the incision with hydrogen peroxide and apply antibiotic ointment to the incision twice a day, as well as after showering.

*Exception: If a drain (tubing) has been placed in the incision, you may want to keep a bandage on the incision. Do not get the area wet. Your doctor will tell you when to come in to have the drain removed.

 

PAIN: Use pain medication as needed for discomfort.

 

PROBLEMS: Gross swelling, active bleeding, redness, drainage, or separation of the incision, fever above 101 degrees, increasing pain, or nausea are not usual and warrant a call to the office.

 

POST OP APPOINTMENT: You should have a post op appointment for  1  week after surgery. Stitches are usually removed at this time.

 

For questions, problems or refills, call the office at (425) 775-6651.

Pain medications require a written prescription, so call for a refill before you run out of medication.

Medication or refill requests must be made during office hours.

There is always a doctor on call for emergent problems after office hours: (425) 775-6651

The best patient care is put into practice every day at Puget Sound ENT — we consider it a privilege to serve you.
Edmonds

76th Professional Commons
21911 76th Ave W
Suite 211
Edmonds, WA 98026

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 775-6651 Directions
Mill Creek

Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 337-4810 Directions
Puyallup

Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374

entpuyallup.com
*Dr. Backous only

1 (253) 770-9000 Directions
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery (ECOS)

Edmonds Medical Pavilion
7320 216th Street SW, Suite 140
Edmonds, WA 98026

1 (425) 673-3750 Directions