Resources & Support
At UCSF Health, we are renowned for our highly specialized and cutting-edge medical care. Along with innovative medicine, we strive to provide a variety of services to ensure that patients and families are fully supported while in our care. UCSF has a team of experienced social workers and condition-specific support groups as well as classes to help patients and families navigate their experiences while in our clinics and hospitals.
Our support services also include unique programs to help heal the mind and spirit, such as Art for Recovery, Healing Through Dance and complimentary spa treatments during infusion therapy. During an unfamiliar and stressful time, UCSF’s support services are ready to lend a hand whenever patients and families need it most.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When can I shower after surgery?
You'll need to keep the incisions clean and dry until your first post-op visit, one to two weeks after surgery. At that time, you'll likely be cleared to shower, though you shouldn't submerge the surgical site in a bathtub or swimming pool for three to four weeks.
- When can I drive after SLAP tear surgery?
You won't be able to drive during the first four to six weeks while you're in a sling. After that, you can resume driving, so long as you have appropriate control to do so safely.
- When can I return to sports and other physical activities?
It generally takes about six months for people to resume activities such as throwing a ball, swimming and climbing.