Surgical Site

There are no incisions or dressings.
There may be tenderness around the rectal area.

Diet and Activity

You may return to your normal diet and light activity, as tolerated, after surgery.
Please avoid any heavy lifting more than 10 lbs or strenuous physical activities for 1-2 days and then ease back into your regular activity.
Try to avoid constipation and take over-the-counter stool softeners as needed.


Over-the-counter medication such as extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used as directed for pain.
Please avoid any Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, ibuprofen, or any other blood thinners
after the procedure for at least two days.

Problems you should report

Fevers > 101.
Any pain not controlled by oral medication.
Uncontrolled nausea or vomiting.
Persistent burning with urination.
Inability to urinate.
Thick blood in the urine (similar to dark fruit punch or tomato juice).
Passing blood clots from the rectum.
Any concerns or problems, please contact us at (717) 393-1771 anytime.


You will be scheduled for an office visit after completion of radiation therapy. Please call (717) 393-1771 to confirm time and location.