What to Expect After Surgery
You will be discharged once our trained and experienced nursing and medical staff is sure that you are alert and comfortable. They will provide you with written post-procedure instructions regarding diet, activities and medication. It is imperative that you have all your questions addressed and that you are discharged to a responsible adult. Please make sure you understand all the directions to insure your personal best results.
Since it is normal to feel dizzy, drowsy or even nauseated for 12 to 24 hours after anesthesia, you should wait at least 24 hours after discharge to:
Drive or operate equipment
Sign any important papers or make any important decisions
Drink alcoholic beverages
You must have someone drive you home. Don’t make any additional plans on the day of your procedure. All patients receiving sedation or anesthesia are advised to have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours. YOU SHOULD NOT BE ALONE. If you have no one available, we can arrange for a responsible adult through a personal care agency. Let us know well in advance if you will need these services.
Should you have any problems or concerns once you get home, do not hesitate to call your doctor. Do not take any medicine not prescribed or acknowledged by your surgeon or referring physician.
A member of our staff will call you at home after your procedure to check on you.