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Patient Education and Resources

Post-operative Care Information

The following instructions have attachments on how to take care of your drain/incision.

1. Abscess tube  (PDF, 242KB) 
2. Gallbladder or biliary tube (PDF, 292KB) 
3. Flushing your drainage tube [only if instructed by your doctors] (PDF, 221KB) 
4. Wound and drain care following surgery (PDF, 294KB) 
5. After your abdominal surgery  (PDF, 229KB) 
6. Taking care of your ostomy: one appliance system  (PDF, 209KB) 
7. Taking care of your ostomy: two appliance system (PDF, 270KB) 


Contact Information

Transplant Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Lowry Medical Office Building, 7th Floor
110 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02215