Day After Surgery

After your surgery is completed, you may be taken to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit for observation.  You will stay there until you have recovered from the anesthesia, and are ready to go to the Same Day Unit or your hospital room. Your family may rejoin you after you are awake and in your room.

You will be given verbal and written instructions about medications, diet, permitted activity, and home care before you are discharged. If you are going home the same day of your surgery, you must have a responsible adult drive you home. If you are going home the following morning, you are expected to be discharged by 7:00 a.m.