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Five Mistakes To Avoid When Recovering From Interventional Radiology Surgery

by Jack Long

One of the major advantages of interventional radiology surgery is that it is minimally invasive. Patients quickly recover from this procedure as long as they take it easy for a short period of time afterward. 

However, some patients make mistakes that complicate recovery and cause recovery to take longer than it should. The following are five mistakes to avoid when recovering from interventional radiology surgery:

1. Failing to attend appointments that the doctor sets up after the operation

Post operation doctor's office visits are an important part of recovering properly. Your doctor and possibly a vein specialist will inspect the surgical site to ensure that everything is healing properly. 

Your doctor might also recommend blood work after interventional vascular radiology surgery to look out for any potential complications to recovery. 

2. Failing to formulate a diet for yourself that's ideal for recovery

While a healthy diet is always important, it's especially important when you're recovering from a surgical procedure like interventional radiology surgery. 

After the surgical procedure, you need to eat a well-balanced diet while focusing especially on vitamin C, iron, and vitamin B12. These nutrients are especially important for healing tissues. 

You also need to make sure you're drinking a lot of water. You might want to drink beverages that are supplemented with electrolytes to stay energized and fuel your body for recovery.

3. Being inactive in the weeks after the procedure

Being active promotes circulation, and strong circulation will help your tissues to repair themselves faster after an interventional radiology surgical procedure.

While you might feel a little weak or nauseated right after the procedure, your doctor is probably going to recommend that you get up on your feet as soon as possible and engage in some activity as you recover. 

However, if you regularly engage in strenuous exercise, you'll want to take it easy as you recover so that you don't strain any healing wound sites. 

4. Neglecting to follow recovery instructions provided by your doctor

Your doctor knows your exact condition and situation. Your doctor is the best source of advice and tips on recovering from interventional radiology surgery.

Ask your doctor for recovery instructions and don't be afraid to ask questions if you're uncertain about something. Discuss your everyday activities with your doctor for information on any activities you should avoid while recovering. 

5. Smoking and drinking alcohol

If you smoke, it's a good idea to take a break from smoking while you're healing. Smoking slows down your circulation, and proper circulation is important to healing.

It's also a good idea to avoid alcohol when you're recovering. Alcohol tends to dehydrate the body and slow down nutrient absorption, and proper hydration and adequate nutrient intake are also important to healing.