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After Surgery

At the conclusion of your surgical procedure you will be taken to the Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit. At that time a nurse will obtain your blood pressure, pulse and temperature and usually will connect you to a monitor.

Once you are in a stable condition, you will be discharged. Most patients are discharged one to five hours after surgery. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for up to to 24 hours following surgery.

Post Care

You will receive verbal and written post-surgical instructions (please follow these instructions). Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home. If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room.

A nurse from our center will call you in several days to check on your recovery.

Transportation

DO NOT TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. A friend, relative or caregiver must stay with you for 12 hours after discharge.