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3801 Katella Avenue
Suite 414
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Phone: 562-430-6065
Fax: 562-430-6069
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Post Operative Instructions: Thyroid Surgery

  1. Call Dr. Kim if there is any bleeding from the neck wound or neck swelling.
  2. No Aspirin or Ibuprofen for 2 weeks before and up to 2 weeks after surgery.
  3. Unrestricted Diet.
  4. No heavy lifting or strenuous activity for 2 weeks. No lifting greater than 10 pounds for 10 days.
  5. Nausea and Vomiting may occur after surgery. If nauseated, remain on clear liquid diet. If it should persist, call Dr. Kim.
  6. Apply an Antibiotic ointment ( eg. Neosporin, Bacitracin, or Bactroban) to the neck wound daily after showering. No bandages or dressings are required.
  7. All patients should have a post Ė operative appointment in one week after their surgery. Neck Sutures will be removed at this visit.
  8. Pathology reports on the surgical specimen will be available within 2 weeks of the surgery.
  9. Please only go to Los Alamitos Medical Center Emergency Room for emergency problems.
  10. Dr. Kimís Phone Number: 562-430-6065.
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