Directly after surgery you will be taken to the recovery room and monitored for a period of time. Everyone is different but recovery can be anywhere between 30-60 minutes.
A nurse will review post-operative home care instructions with you, as well as explain any special instructions provided by your surgeon regarding diet, rest, medications, when to follow up with your doctor, and how to use any durable medical equipment such as a sling or crutches your doctor may have ordered.
When you follow up with your doctor, he or she will discuss additional post-operative instructions such as rehabilitation, when stitches may be removed, when you can drive or return to work or school, how long you should use crutches or a sling, how long you should take pain medications, and more.
After your Procedure
Don't drive or operate machinery, make any important decisions, or drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after your surgery.
Be sure to follow post-operative instructions given to you at the Center.
Be sure to have someone stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure. This is required for your safety.
A nurse will call you the day after your surgery to make sure you're recovering comfortably and to answer any questions you might have.
You will be given a Patient Satisfaction Survey after discharge; please fill it out and return it in the envelope provided.