A high dose IV Vitamin C is given one week before and after surgery. Vitamin C is a precursor to collagen and enhances immunity and healing. Many patients who have had major surgery such as colon resection have been discharged from the hospital in less time than usual. Rate of recovery is also much faster after discharge from the hospital.
Bruising and swelling is reduced after plastic surgery. Patients and surgeons have been very pleased with the outcome of a pre and post surgical IV.