Postoperative Self-Care Strategies for Faster Recovery After TIPS Procedure

Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a procedure used to manage complications related to liver disease, such as portal hypertension. Like any surgical procedure, recovery from the TIPS procedure is essential for optimal outcomes. After the surgery, patients can play an active role in their recovery by following specific self-care strategies that can help facilitate a faster and smoother healing process.

Rest and Take It Easy

The first and foremost self-care strategy after the TIPS procedure is adequate rest. The body needs time to heal and recover from the surgical intervention. Establish a calm and comfortable environment where you can relax and rest. Avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting during the initial recovery period, and follow your healthcare provider’s instructions regarding restrictions and limitations on physical exertion.

Monitor and Manage Discomfort

Some discomfort and pain may be experienced after the TIPS procedure. It is essential to address and manage any …