Following your surgery

After your procedure we will take you to the Recovery Room. Nurses will monitor you as you wake from anesthesia and until you are ready to be discharged. Recovery time varies with your overall condition, the type of surgery, and the kind of anesthesia you received.

Your surgeon will give you and your family instructions regarding postoperative diet, rest, and medication.

Recovering at Home

We recommend that you plan to have someone stay at home with you for the first 24 hours after your surgery.

It is normal to feel drowsy after receiving an anesthetic. You should avoid operating equipment or driving a car, signing important papers, making significant decisions, or drinking alcoholic beverages for at least a day following your surgery.

If you experience any problems after returning home, please call your physician immediately. One of our staff members will call you to see how you are feeling and to answer any questions you may have.