Analgesics: ketorolac 15 to 30 mg every 8 hours. Patients are strongly
encouraged to avoid narcotics on discharge, and nearly all do well with standard analgesics
such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
Nutrition: liquids the day of surgery and select diet thereafter.
Antithrombotic care: leg-squeezers until ambulatory.
Drain is optional.
Catheter removal: the catheter is removed at day seven. If there is need for bladder neck
Reconstruction, then perform a cystogram at day 7 and remove the catheter if appropriate.
Hospital stay averages one day.
Box 2: Postoperative care.