Post Op: Acoustic Neuroma Surgery

  1. Keep head elevated on 2 or more pillows when in bed.
  2. Avoid strenuous activities.  You may continue most other regular activities.
  3. The sutures behind the ear will usually be removed around 2 weeks after surgery.
  4. If there is an abdominal wound, keep it clean and dry.
  5. For pain, use Tylenol as directed or prescription medication as directed.  The pain is usually not severe and will subside in a few days.
  6. Call the office for severe headaches, severe dizziness, persistent, clear nasal drainage, drainage from the wound or nose, worsening facial weakness, or fever above 101.5 F.
  7. Make an appointment to see the doctor in 3 to 4 weeks. Follow up times may vary and you'll be given specific dates after your procedure.