Answers to Common General Surgery Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about general surgery.

Does the removal of the appendix require a person to change their diet?

In most cases, patients do not need to change their diet or exercise routines, or their overall lifestyle, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH).

Depending on the type of surgery you have, your doctor might recommend that you limit physical activity for between three and 14 days to let your body recover.

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Source: James deCaestecker, DO, FACS, Gem City Surgical Associates; Daniel Taylor, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; L. Stewart Lowry, MD, FACS, Miami County Surgeons; Luan Tran, MD, Miami Valley Surgery Associates; Steven Sutherin, MD, FACS, Miami Valley Surgery Associates

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