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After Surgery

Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged.  Most patients are discharged one to two hours after surgery.  It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.

Post Care
You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care 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 the day after your surgery to check on your recovery.

Transportation– YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure.  A friend or relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.

Important Note:  Because you have had anesthesia, it is recommended that you not sign any important documents or make critical decisions until the effects of anesthesia have subsided.