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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.
  • You will be asked to complete a survey which will help us to improve the care we provide.
  • 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, relative, or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.

 

OVERNIGHT CARE 

Recovery Care Unit – Our special Recovery Care Unit is available for patients requiring overnight nursing care after their surgery (physician order and insurance approval required).  You’ll appreciate the professional and personal care from our highly trained team.

What to Bring:

  • Toiletries
  • Contact lens case
  • Other personal care items
  • Routine medication in clearly labeled containers

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

Visitors - One adult family member may stay overnight with you.  Visitors should use the      C entrance of the Surgical Center after 5:00 p.m.  TV with a DVD is available.  Please feel free to bring your own DVDs.  WIFI is available.  Laptop computer and cell phone may be used.  The after hours phone number is: 320-229-3209.  Visiting hours are until 8:00 p.m.