After your surgery, our thoughtful nursing staff in the recovery area will care for you until you are ready to go home. You will be given post-surgical instructions, and a follow-up appointment will be scheduled for you. Either your doctor or your anesthesiologist must approve your discharge.
Please be sure to make arrangements to have someone drive you home after your surgery.
- Refrain from strenuous activity.
- For your safety, you should not be alone for 24 hours because reaction time, balance, and judgment may be impaired.
- Gradually increase your diet from liquids to solids as tolerated, unless otherwise instructed.
- Contact your physician if you have any:
- Fever over 102 degrees
- Persistent vomiting
- Large amount of bleeding or drainage
- Severe pain not relieved by pain medication
- IV site may be sore and tender, apply warm packs. If soreness persists for 2 days or becomes worse, call the surgery center or your physician.
- Following any general or intravenous anesthesia, or if you are on any pain medication, avoid alcoholic beverages, driving motor vehicles, or operating hazardous equipment for 24 hours.
- If complications, call your physician and he or she will advise you if further treatment is necessary.
For severe concerns or changes in patients condition, go to the nearest emergency room.