Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. Most patients are discharged 1/2 hour to three hours after surgery, depending on surgical procedure. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions (please follow these instructions). Your escort must be available to discuss 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.
DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. Failure to comply with this will result in cancellation of your surgery. A friend or relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.
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