Conditions that may increase your risk for complications include:
- lung disease
- heart conditions
- any recent infections
If you see a family doctor or a specialist on a regular basis please inform them of your surgery.
The following activities are important to help you prepare for surgery, help with a speedy recovery and prevent problems after surgery.
Eat a healthy well-balanced diet. If you are overweight or obese, we recommend you discuss with your family doctor about starting a weight loss program. Losing weight will help reduce the pressure on your joints. This may also reduce your pain.
If you have diabetes, it is very important to follow your doctor's recommended diet.
If you smoke, we encourage you to stop smoking before your surgery. This will decrease the chances of lung problems and speed your recovery. McLeod Dillon is Tobacco Free, which means tobacco use of any kind is prohibited indoors and outdoors.
Increase your physical activity. Boost your daily physical activity and find your way to a healthier lifestyle and healthy weight through healthy eating, regular exercise and better lifestyle choices. The McLeod Health and Fitness Center and the City of Dillon Wellness Center offer affordable plans for individuals and families.