General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

When to Call the Office

Call the office at 401-553-8310 after you get home to make arrangements for a follow-up visit. Unless you or your family have been instructed otherwise, this should be in 7-14 days.

Call the office immediately if you experience:

  • Significant bleeding
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Persistent light headedness
  • Chills and/or fever greater than 101°F
  • Pus or infection at the incisions
  • Inability to pass urine
  • Severe pain
  • Any worrisome condition

If you are unable to reach the office, please call Rhode Island Hospital at 401-441-5108 and ask to speak to the chief surgical resident on call.

Please remember that we are always available to take care of you and answer your questions.  Do not view your calls as an inconvenience or bother to us.  We want to help make your post-operative period as easy as possible.