Talking to Your Doctor

Follow recovery instructions provided by your doctor.

After your procedure, it will take some time to fully recover. During your recovery period, you will have appointments with your doctor. It is important to keep these appointments as they allow your doctor to monitor your recovery.


Many patients find it helpful to bring a list of topics or questions about the recovery process to their appointments.

You and your loved ones may find that this Recovery Checklist is helpful in creating a list of questions or concerns to be addressed by your doctor at your next appointment.

Your Rehabilitation Plan

After your procedure, your health care team may advise you on an appropriate activity level and make a recommendation for physical therapy. It's important that you understand why your doctor recommends a specific therapy and that you fully participate in your recovery. Be sure to address any questions or concerns with your doctor.

Use this Rehabilitation Checklist to gather details about your rehabilitation plan from your doctor.