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Postoperative: post-op care; post-op complications.
1. A postoperative patient.
2. A section of a hospital providing postoperative treatment.

postoperative (post-op)

Etymology: L, post + operari, to work
pertaining to the period of time after surgery. It begins with the patient's emergence from anesthesia and continues through the time required for the acute effects of the anesthetic and surgical procedures to abate.
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Post-op follow-up was done by monitoring autorefraction and visual acuity on days 1, 7, 30 and 90.
However, post-op adhesions and intestinal tuberculosis are still a leading cause of mechanical intestinal obstruction in our clinical setup.
The Wilson Post-Op Shirt is also in Patent Pending status within the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Resurfacing does not allow for increased physical activity; the procedure is almost as invasive as hip replacement surgery; and you still run the risk of dislocating the hip post-op.
At both hospitals, the entry level nursing assistants and patient care assistants took my vital signs every four hours, responded first to my call button, emptied my urinal, and most importantly, helped me (and my hip) up, out, and back into bed the first post-op days.
Launched in January, the journal publishes articles on heart disease as it relates to the following areas: clinical pediatric and adult cardiology, cardiac imaging, preventive cardiology, diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization, surgery, long-term follow-up, exercise and exercise physiology, post-op and critical care, and common disorders.
Once the skin has been tightened, the post-op breast looks exactly like one with an implant.
The physician didn't know that the elderly woman was a post-op transsexual and that the mass in her abdomen was really a prostate gland.
Emmi guides patients through the entire surgical experience, from pre-op to post-op, including risks and alternatives, and documents the entire information exchange.
Instead of seeing a consultant for their second post-op check-up, patients discuss their health with a specialist physiotherapist over the telephone.
He was given some Demerol for the post-op pain, and it made him hallucinate.