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How to help someone after surgery? Relatives can provide enormous psychological and physical help. They can help a patient recovering after a surgical operation. How families and friends can help someone after surgery? Eminent cardiac surgeon shares his view. How to help someone after surgery. Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, MD. What can family do for a patient after surgical operation? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Family and friends can stay with the patient during all nights in the hospital. What to do for a friend having surgery? You can stay with a friend overnight in the hospital and help to interpret wishes of patient to the nurses. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. You can help psychologically the patient to recover after surgery. What are the things to get someone after surgery? Bring yourself and stay with the patient as long as possible. Video interview with leading expert in cardiac surgery. Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, MD. Learn how to help someone after surgery. Second opinion confirms that heart disease diagnosis is correct and complete. Second opinion helps to choose the best treatment for heart disease. Get second opinion on valvular heart disease and be confident that your treatment is the best. How to help friend someone after surgery. 1234 In some situations expert nursing care and sophisticated post-operative patient care might not be available. It is true especially outside the US. At least not to the same degree as in the best academic hospitals in the United States. So in those cases the lot of relatives and friends take care of the patients. They participate in post-operative care. Dr. Lawrence Cohn. Yes. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. What can patient’s family and friends do from a psychological perspective to help recovery of patients after surgical operation? How to improve clinical outcomes. 1234 (Cardiac Surgeon, Harvard Medical School). Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, MD. Here in the Shapiro Center we do this. It is cardiac surgery center in Boston. We have a fold-away bed in every single room. So the patient’s family can sleep with them even on the first night of surgery. I think is very very supportive. It is psychologically supportive for a family member to be with the patient every night. When the patient is in the hospital. Patients have to see a familiar face. Sometimes relatives or friends interpret patient’s desires to the nurses for the patient. It is really very very helpful. A lot of places in the world have the ability to have relatives or friends stay with the patient in the hospital all the time. I think it’s increasingly important. 1234 It is crucial for family to be as much as possible after surgical operation with the patient. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Relatives have to have as few restrictions as possible. They should stay with patient after surgical operation, particularly at night. 1234 Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, MD. Yes, right. Particularly at night. How to help someone after surgery. Family and friends play key role in recovery after surgery. The family should stay with patient, especially overnight.