Life After Image Guided Brain Surgery

It is important to remember that healing is a process and adjusting to life after brain surgery needs to be taken one step at a time. Limiting visitation immediately after you return home from the hospital to allow for naps and rest is important to the healing process. Taking it slowly and focusing on what your body needs will go a long way to promoting a successful recovery.

Recovery tips:

  • Allow yourself to gradually adjust to any physical or emotional changes
  • Limit the number of visitors and the time they stay so you have ample time to rest
  • Slowly add new activities to your daily routine
  • Be patient with yourself
  • Allow yourself the necessary time you need to completely heal from your surgery

Follow-up appointments with your surgeon, nurse and primary care doctor will help guide your recovery and address any concerns and any issues which arise after you have gone home from the hospital.

Your doctor may prescribe rehabilitation, physical therapy or other follow-up treatments after your brain surgery. More and more patients are benefitting from image guided brain surgery and go on to lead active, full lives afterward.