What is included in postoperative care following radical cystectomy?

Updated: Nov 27, 2016
  • Author: Michael Christopher Large, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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  • Optional use of nasogastric suction and stress gastritis prophylaxis

  • Bowel-spectrum antibiotics for 1-2 days

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) prophylaxis - Includes serial compression devices, subcutaneous unfractionated heparin, or low molecular weight heparin

  • Incentive spirometry and chest physiotherapy

  • Removal of Jackson-Pratt drains when less than 150 mL per day accumulates

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