Postoperative ileus is a common result after major abdominal surgery, and frequently resolves within days after surgery. However, prolongedileus can result in increased pain and morbidity and increased time to hospital discharge. A multimodal approach using preventive and therapeutic strategies can definitively mange postoperative ileus.
Postoperative bleeding is a troublesome complication that can occur following virtually any type of urologic procedure. Prevention is the ideal treatment whenever possible. However, given the complexity and learning curve of many procedures, bleeding complications can and do occur.