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Private Practice: Since 1980 to the present
Board-Certified: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fellowship: Infertility, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
Residency: Ob/Gyn, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, IL and
Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, IL
MD: University of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
Instructor: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christ Community Hospital,
MacNeal Memorial Hospital and Palos Community Hospital
Dr. Miller

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: Your Hospital Recovery

After your procedure, you may go home later the same day of your surgery. Or, you may stay in the hospital or surgery center for 1-2 days. Your healthcare providers will help with your recovery during this time. Before you go home, get answers to any questions you have.

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Recovery Right After Surgery

After the procedure is finished, you'll spend a few hours in the recovery area. You may feel drowsy or nauseated from the anesthesia. Shoulder pain due to the gas used to expand your abdomen is also common. Your throat may be sore and you may be hoarse due to the breathing tube used during surgery.

What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay

During your stay in the hospital or surgery center, the staff will look after you and help you prepare to go home. During this time:

  • You will be asked to walk around to help improve breathing and blood flow.

  • You will be given medication for any pain you have. Tell your nurse if you are uncomfortable.

  • Incisions may leak a small amount of pinkish fluid for the first day or two.

  • Spotting from the vagina may occur. If so, ask the nurse for a sanitary pad.

  • You will be shown how to clear your lungs to prevent infections.

  • The catheter may be left in place for a short time after surgery. You'll be checked to make sure you can urinate without the catheter before you go home.

  • Your meals can include solid food as soon as you feel ready.

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