We understand that you may be just as concerned or anxious about your recovery period as you were prior to surgery. Below are some of the things you may experience after your surgery.
What To EXPECT AFTER Surgery
- Our nurses in our fully equipped recovery room will monitor you.
- After your surgery is completed, you will be moved to the recovery room where our nurses will monitor your recovery progress. During this time the anesthesia provider and your surgeon will also check on you.
- Your surgeon will speak to your family/friends waiting on you.
- Your surgeon will inform your family/friends of your status and the outcome of the procedure.
- Your family may join you in the recovery room.
- After your initial stage of recovery, our staff will escort your family into the recovery room. You will still be sleepy, but you may want the comfort of a familiar face.
- You will be given post-operative instructions before you go home.
- Your recovery care nurse will provide you and your family member post-operative instructions regarding diet, rest, and medications since you may still be sleepy when it is time of you to go home. In the event of any difficulty, call your surgeon or his/her answering service.
What To DO AFTER Surgery
- Follow your post-operative instructions given to you at the surgery center.
- Your post-operative instructions are provided to facilitate your recovery process. We encourage you to follow these instructions as they were given to you.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.
- For your own safety, do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after receiving a general anesthetic or while taking oral pain medications.
- Do not operate equipment or sign important papers for 24 hours.
- It is normal to feel drowsy after anesthesia. We recommend that you avoid driving, operating equipment or signing important documents for 24 hours after your surgery.
- Staff members will follow-up with you to see how you are doing.
- We will telephone you after you have gone home to make sure you are doing well. If you have any questions or concerns please let our staff member know.
- Call your physician or local hospital in case of an emergency.