After your surgery you will be monitored in the Post Anesthesia Care Room where Registered Nurses and the anesthesia provider will watch you closely until you are ready to move into a recliner.
Please tell us if you have any discomfort and we will make every effort to make this immediate post-procedure phase of your recovery as comfortable as possible.
When you are dressed, up in the chair and alert, a responsible adult may join you in the recovery area.
You may be offered liquids and nourishment in this area. As you recover, the Registered Nurse will go over the home care instructions provided by your surgeon with your family or friend.
A copy of the instructions and any prescriptions will be given to your family or friend at this time as well.
Once you are home, should you have any questions or problems, you should first try to contact your physician. There is always someone on call to assist you.
IF YOU THINK YOU NEED EMERGENCY HELP CALL 911 OR HAVE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT DRIVE YOU TO THE NEAREST HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM.