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One of the main goals after surgery is to avoid complications.

It may be common to feel tired or have discomfort following surgery. Your doctor can alert you on what you may expect to feel or see. However, if postoperative complications arise, they can be serious. Doing what you can to reduce the risk of these types of complications can help to optimize your recovery.

How to help reduce your risk of complications such as surgical site infections:

  • Communicate with your doctor
  • Report anything that looks or feels suspicious such as redness, pain, drainage or fever
  • Keep hands away from the surgical site
  • Wash hands before and after caring for your surgical wound
  • Keep your wound protected from the sun
  • Consume IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink before and after major surgery to support your immune system
Risk of Surgical Site Infections
Surgical Evidence with IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink

There are many types of surgeries performed each year. If you're undergoing major surgery, a specially formulated immunonutrition drink like IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink can support your body's immune function and promote better outcomes.

IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink is proven to reduce the risk of infections after major surgery and has been studied in the following types of patients:
  • Cardiac Surgery
    Including: Heart Surgery, Value Replacement, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Surgery
    Including: Pancreas Surgery (Pancreatectomy, Whipple Procedure), Stomach Surgery (Gastrectomy), Esophagus Surgery (Esophagectomy), Colon Surgery (Colorectal Surgery)
  • Gynecological Oncology Surgery
    Including: Uterus Removal (Hysterectomy)
  • Head and Neck Surgery
    Including: Oral Cancer Surgery and surgeries for Laryngeal and Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Bladder Cancer Surgery
    Including: Cystectomy and Radical Cystectomy (Bladder Removal)
  • Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Hip Surgery
    Including: Total Hip Arthroplasty (Hip Replacement)
  • Non-Small cell Lung Cancer Surgery

Be sure to ask your doctor if IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink is right for your type of major surgery.

Share this FACT SHEET with your doctor.

Ginger Pear Smoothie

Makes 1 serving (approximately 12 fl oz)

One 6 fl oz (178mL) chilled IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink
¼ cup canned diced pears, drained
½ medium banana
1 tsp minced fresh ginger root or 1/8 tsp ground ginger
Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.

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See how IMPACT Advanced Recovery® Drink
prepares your body for major surgery
Share With Your Doctor Fact Sheet
(He's having major surgery next week.)