What is included in the postoperative care following an extraperitoneal nephrectomy?

Updated: Sep 24, 2019
  • Author: Michael Grasso, III, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Patient care is routine in the immediate postoperative period, with special care based most commonly on comorbidities. Diet is advanced promptly over the first 24 hours. The Foley catheter is routinely removed on the first postoperative day. Hospitals stays are commonly short (1-2 d).


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