Post Op: Transsphenoidal Hypophysectomy

  1. Keep head elevated on 2 or more pillows when in bed.
  2. You may blow your nose gently.
  3. It is normal for crusts to form in the nose after surgery.  Use the salt water nasal spray and apply 2 sprays in each nostril 4 times a day.  This will help minimize this.
  4. There may be plastic splints inside the nose.  These will be removed in the office around 2 weeks after the surgery.
  5. The stitches under the lip will dissolve on their own over 2-3 weeks.
  6. If there is an abdominal wound, keep it clean and dry.
  7. For ear pain, use Tylenol as directed or prescription medication as directed.  The pain is usually not severe and will subside in a few days.
  8. Call the office for bleeding, purulent or persistent, clear nasal drainage, or fever above 101.5 F.
  9. 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.