Preparing for Your Surgery

The information in this page will help you having a more manageable experience.
Please read it through and contact us should you need further assistance.

What happens after surgery?

After your procedure, you will be transferred to a recovery area where you will be cared for until you are awake and stable.
Your recovery time will depend on your surgery, the anesthesia used, as well as your condition. Once you are assessed as ready to be discharged you should be prepared to leave, accompanied by your relative or friend. You will be directed to our discharge area and will be given instructions for home care. We are not equipped to offer extended care at this facility.

What happens when I return home?

Once at home, you may experience one or more common side effects of surgery and/or anesthesia. These may include drowsiness, muscle aches, a sore throat, headaches or dizziness. Ask your doctor about specific side effects you may experience and how long you should expect them to continue. NOTIFY YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY IF ANY OF THESE SIDE EFFECTS PERSIST FOR LONGER THAN ANTICIPATED OR IS UNUSUALLY SEVERE.
Our nurse will call you on the next business day after your surgery to check on your recovery. If you would like to discuss any concerns before this call, use the number on the front of this brochure to call and speak with a member of our nursing staff.

When can I resume normal activities?

Please wait at least 24 hours before you:
  • Drive or use power equipment.
  • Eat a heavy meal or consume alcohol.
  • Take medication not approved by your doctor.
  • Sign important documents or make important business decisions.
  • Stay by yourself.
Consult your doctor regarding other activities, such as returning to work, driving and housework.

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