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After Surgery

Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged.  Most patients are discharged one to one and a half 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 facility will call you the next day or Monday if your surgery was on Friday after your surgery to check on your recovery.

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.