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After Surgery

Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged.  Most patients are discharged one to five 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 several days 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.

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Diet
Let us know if you have special dietary needs when we call to confirm your arrival time.

Visitors 
Once the patient is in the recovery area, when our nursing staff feels the patient is ready for visitors, one or two family members may stay with the patient until he or she is ready to be discharged.

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