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Post Surgery

Postoperative Fluid Management

Postoperative care units are run by an anesthesiologist or a surgeon, or a team formed of both. Management of postoperative fluid therapy should be done considering both patients’ status and intraoperative events. Types of the fluids, amount of the fluid given and timing of the administration are the main topics that determine the fluid management strategy. The main goal of fluid resuscitation (IV therapy) is to provide adequate tissue perfusion without harming the patient. The endothelial glycocalyx dysfunction and fluid shift to extracellular compartment should be considered wisely. Fluid management must be done based on patient’s body fluid status. Patients who are responsive to fluids can benefit from fluid resuscitation, whereas patients who are not fluid responsive are more likely to suffer complications of over-hydration. Therefore, common use of central venous pressure measurement, which is proved to be inefficient to predict fluid responsiveness, should be avoided. Goal directed strategy is the most rational approach to assess the patient and maintain optimum fluid balance.

What happens to fluid balance during surgery

Homeostasis defines the tendency of the organism to maintain stability and balance. In this manner, body fluid balance is controlled by previously described compartment mechanisms. On the other hand, any physical intervention may cause imbalance of the body fluids. During relatively long lasting major surgeries, which are performed with general anesthesia, whole intake is controlled by the anesthesiologist and fluid loss happens in numerous different ways such as bleeding, drainage of ascites, urination, insensible water loss and “third space losses”. Intraoperative management of acute losses is not covered in this article. However, long term effects of these intraoperative events, such as possible over-hydrating by the anesthesiologist, dehydration, and bleeding should be considered in the postoperative care unit.

Recommended IV Therapies

Recommended For Postoperative Patients

Hydration

$200
  • Dehydration

The Hydration IV targets symptoms of dehydration with a sufficient supply of saline fluid in the amount of 1L. This therapy can last up to 45 minutes.

Saline / 1L

Myer's Cocktail

$260
  • Dehydration
  • Restlessness

The Hydration IV targets symptoms of dehydration with a sufficient supply of saline fluid in the amount of 1L combined with B complex, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and B12. This therapy can last up to 1 hour.

Saline / 1L
B complex
Vitamin C
Magnesium
B12

Superstar

$395
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Muscle aches
  • Stomach pain
  • Joint pain

The Superstar IV targets symptoms of dehydration, headache, fatigue, muscle ache, stomach pain, joint pain, and weakness with a sufficient supply of saline fluid in the amount of 1L combined with B complex, Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium, Glutathione, Taurine, B12, Zofran, Toradol, Pepcid, and/or Benadryl if requested. This therapy can last up to 45 minutes.

Saline / 1L
B complex
Vitamin C
Zinc
Magnesium
Glutathione
Taurine
B12
Zofran
Toradol
Pepcid
Benadryl (Optional)

Ultimate Star

$450
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Muscle aches
  • Stomach pain
  • Joint pain

The Ultimate Star IV targets symptoms of dehydration, headache, fatigue, muscle ache, stomach pain, joint pain, and weakness with a sufficient supply of saline fluid in the amount of 1L combined with B complex, Vitamin C, Zinc, Magnesium, Glutathione, Taurine, B12, Zofran, Toradol, Pepcid, and/or Benadryl in a MAX DOSE if requested. This therapy can last up to 1 hour.

Saline / 1L
B complex
Vitamin C
Zinc
Magnesium
Glutathione
Taurine
B12
Zofran
Toradol
Pepcid
Benadryl (Optional)

How Our IV Therapies Can Help With Post Surgical Recovery

  • Vitamin C to help regenerate collagen to the trauma area
  • Vitamin C to build the immune system
  • Glutathione for tissue repair and reducing inflammation
  • Saline to provide electrolytes lost during sedation
  • Zinc for wound healing and immune system support
  • B complex (B6) to reduce edema and inflammation
  • B complex (B5) to help with scar tissues

High Dose Vitamin C, B, & A For Post Surgical Therapy

IV Vitamin Therapy aims to top up levels of important minerals and vitamins; nutrients such as zinc, selenium and vitamin B6 can maintain your immune system in the face of a serious shock to the system. Vitamins C and A are powerful antioxidants that fight free radicals. Vitamin C and zinc are also key factors in the production of collagen.

Vitamins and minerals are required by the body for almost every function, whether for normal maintenance or in times of increased need.

 

When should I start IV therapy?

If you have recently started surgery, specifically if it was emergency surgery, and you discover your recovery is not going as expected, then IV Vitamin Therapy will start providing valuable nutrients instantly. However, to get the most from this treatment, starting your IV Vitamin Therapy in advance of your surgery, even by just a couple of weeks, can ensure you’re not suffering from a nutrient deficiency that could undermine your recovery.

How To Book On Calendar

Book your request two ways
You can book your appointment directly on calendar (option 1) or submit a request form (option 2). You can use both options but only one is sufficient.

Select a service

Select a nurse in your area

Fill out the form with your contact information and address

We confirm your appointment via Square based on your schedule and the nurses availability

Patient(s) gives consent to the nurse to perform the IV therapy via JotForm

Relieve your symptoms and target your treatment objectives

Option 1: Book Directly On Calendar

Select any service if unsure. We automatically confirm your request. We will pair you with a nurse that’s available in your area. Your nurse will reach out for introduction and consultation. Reserve all medical questions for your nurse when paired. Please include any important medical history in notes section. Please be prepared to sign consent for IV therapy. If you apply on calendar you do not have to submit a request form. We will not charge your billing method until completion of therapy. A $35 IV service fee is applied with every IV & IM therapy.

Option 2: Submit A Form Request

After submission we will pair you with a nurse that’s available in your area. Your nurse will reach out for introduction and consultation. Reserve all medical questions for your nurse when paired. Please include any important medical history in notes section. Please be prepared to sign consent for IV therapy. If you apply on calendar you do not have to submit a request form. We will not charge your billing method until completion of therapy. A $35 IV service fee is applied with every IV & IM therapy.
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