• JULY 18, 2013
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    When can I go home after surgery?

    Generally speaking, the time varies from patient to patient and procedure to procedure, but hopefully within 5-7 days after surgery one is discharged. There is coordination between the Cardiologist, the Internist, and the Surgeons as to when you can go home, but we certainly do not want you to go home until you feel that

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    When can I go back to work?

    Going back to work depends on what type of work you do. Jobs in which there is no lifting and/or significant moving about can go back to work sooner than those with heavy labor or significant movement. We would like for your breastbone to heal for about 6 weeks before we allow you to do

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    When can I drive?

    Generally speaking, we do not want anyone to drive until approximately 30 days after surgery, just to let you get over some of the soreness from surgery without depending on your reaction time while turning the steering wheel or having to brake. Sometimes people can start driving earlier, but we certainly do not want patients

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    • JULY 18, 2013
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    What will I do when I go home from the hospital?

    Prescriptions will be given to you before you are discharged from the hospital. Follow up instructions pertaining to your surgery will also be provided either at the hospital prior to your discharge or mailed to your home. In addition to follow up instructions a follow up appointment with your surgeon will also be made; this

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