- Your surgeon will give a report to your family in the designated waiting area while you are in the Recovery Room.
- The length of stay depends on your surgery and the type of anesthesia you received. The nurse will keep you warm and comfortable. Pain control is very important. You will be asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0-10 after the surgery.
- If you are going home the same day of surgery, you will return to the Day Surgery Unit for recovery needs and for receiving home recovery instructions. Liquids will be served according to your doctor's instructions. Usually eating a meal after your car ride home is best. You may feel drowsy for up to 24 hours following anesthesia.
- If your physician thinks spending the night is best for you, arrangements will be made for you. If staying in the hospital, you will be taken to a room after you are awake. The nurse will evaluate and begin any ordered treatments and care.
- Make sure that you receive discharge instructions from your physician.
- A responsible adult must drive you home. Please communicate with your nurse if you anticipate any problems involving your discharge transportation.
If you are concerned about any patient safety issues, please call (806) 212-3456.
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