Homeopathic and Vitamin Supplements

Homeopathic and vitamin supplements are becoming more and more popular. After having looked at these "natural" therapies, we have concluded that many patients who have taken these remedies appear to heal more quickly and with less bruising. We have seen no harm from taking any of these products.

Below, are some recommendations if you would like to follow such a protocol.

Please DO NOT TAKE Aspirin, Ibuprofen (i.e. Motrin, Advil, Aleve, etc.), Vitamin E, Garlic pills, Gingko, Feverfew or St. John's Wort, two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Tylenol is acceptable.

Surgery is an insult to the body. The stress of even minor surgery lowers vitamin levels producing physiological changes on the body requiring extra energy for the body to mend itself. It is essential to maintain good nutrition pre and post operative . Optimum diet and basic supplements with Vitamins B, C, Ca + , Mg, Beta carotene and zinc, are essential for optimal healing.

Vitamin/Homeopathic Supplements:

Pre-operative: start two weeks prior to surgery.

Post-Operative: once you are tolerating oral food and drink.