In the Recovery Area
- After your procedure, you will be moved to the Recovery Area where you will be closely monitored until you are ready to go home.
- We encourage your family members to remain in the facility while you are in surgery. If you desire, the surgeon will meet with your family at the conclusion of your surgery. If they leave the facility they may forfeit the opportunity to meet with the doctor. We require that the parents of minor children under the age of 19 remain in the Facility throughout the duration of their admission.
- When you are fully awake, your family will be able to join you. Although the times vary, most patients are discharged 1 to 3 hours after surgery.
- It is normal to feel discomfort in the area of your surgery. You may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness, depending on the type of anesthesia you received.
- A Center nurse will review any post-operative instructions left for you by your surgeon prior to your being discharged from the Center. We encourage you or your family to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand. You will receive a printed copy of these instructions.
At Home After Your Procedure
- You surgeon will provide specific instructions for care while you recover at home. In the event of any difficulty, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room.
- For the first 24 hours following your procedure, do not drive, engage in strenuous activities, drink alcoholic beverages, drive or make critical decisions. You should have a responsible person to stay with you during this period.
- With your permission, a nurse from the Surgery Center will call you within 1 - 2 business days to evaluate how you are recovering at home.
- Your will be asked to complete a questionnaire about the care you received. Your comments will enable us to continue to improve our services.
Download the Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions.