After Surgery

Once surgery is over, your surgeon will talk to your family in one of our private consultation rooms. You will be taken to our recovery area where you will be monitored for approximately 30 to 60 minutes. Once you are discharged from this area, your family member will stay with you until you are discharged.

Discharge instructions will be reviewed and discussed with you and the responsible party that will be staying with you for the next 24 hours. When your pain is manageable and you meet all of the discharge criteria, you will be taken to your car in a wheelchair.

Your prescriptions will be called to the pharmacy of your choice.

Upon Returning Home

Please follow your surgeon’s orders regarding medication, diet, rest, and activity. In the first 24 hours after discharge, you should not drive, cook or operate machinery, smoke or drink alcohol, or make any important decisions. If you experience dizziness or lightheadedness, it’s important to sit or lie down.

A nurse from the surgery center will call you the next business day after your surgery to see how you are feeling and to answer any questions or concerns you might have. The day after surgery, you will need to call your surgeon’s office and make a follow up appointment.

The Satisfaction Survey that was sent home with you is a very important part of our continual efforts to provide safe, and efficient care in a pleasant environment. We ask that you return this in the self addressed/stamped envelope as your comments are valued and help us improve all of our services.