There may come a time in our lives when we will need to experience surgery. It could be a simple wisdom tooth removal or it could be something more complex as appendix removal. In either case, both surgeries will require time off from work for a brief recovery period. Both examples are quite different, as both types of surgeries will vary on recovery time. The first surgery can be completed outpatient whereas the second surgery will require a hospital stay since the patient will be placed under anesthetic drugs.
There is not an easy way to plan for surgery. When possible, it is best to schedule around your work time. When this schedule has been made the next person to make aware is your manager. This will allow your manager the chance to plan your not being available. Something to make note of is if there will be a specific need of recovery time required after the surgery. For example, if you are not permitted to sit up for long periods of time a written medical excuse must be obtained then provided to your manager so other arrangements can be made. The end goal is for you as an employee to be well and improved after surgery.