After Your Surgery

Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. Most patients are discharged 30 minutes up to four 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. It is extremely important that you follow these instructions. Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions with you and the discharge nurse 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 immediately.

Transportation: DO NOT PLAN 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.