Women’s health & abdominal surgery is performed at New Victoria Hospital under a few of our specialist consultants. Some of the surgeries performed that require physiotherapy are:
- Total / Sub-Total Abdominal Hysterectomy
- Vaginal Hysterectomy
These operations will often require up to a 3 night stay at New Victoria Hospital.
Will I See A Physiotherapist Before My Surgery?
You are not routinely seen by a physiotherapist before your surgery, however you may see a nurse at a pre-operative assessment a few weeks prior to your operation who will be able to answer any queries you may have.
What Should I Expect After My Surgery?
Following surgery, you are likely to feel quite fatigued and nauseous. The abdomen may feel quite sore, and twisting movements may be painful.
The following day a physiotherapist will visit you for the first time if agreed by your surgeon to:
- Teach you how to effectively cough
- Practice exercises
- Help teach how to get on/off the bed correctly.
- Practice walking
The physiotherapist will continue to see you during your stay to ensure you are safe mobilising, performing the exercises correctly, and are able to manage the stairs if needed.
Will I Need Physiotherapy After I’m Discharged?
Routinely, physiotherapy is not required following Women’s Health & Abdominal Surgery, and the exercises prescribed should be continued post discharge. Should yourself or the surgeon feel physiotherapy is required at the follow up visit, then we have our Specialist Women’s Health Physiotherapist available at New Victoria Physiotherapy.Enquire Now