After your procedure/surgery you will be taken to the recovery area. You will be under close observation by the recovery room nurses and anesthetists. The length of stay will depend on the type of surgery and the anesthesia you received.
Upon awakening, you will progressively move to sitting up, drinking clear liquids and discharge. Your family/escort will be able to rejoin you at this time. Each patient must be accompanied by a responsible adult that is willing to accompany the patient home and remain with them for a minimum of 24 hours after surgery.
Your physician/nurse will provide you with instructions specific to your care before you leave our facility. Any questions regarding those instructions should be referred to the Surgeon’s office. The phone number for that office may be found on your written discharge instructions. In case of emergency, call your physician or go to the nearest emergency department.
You should wait 24 hours before:
- Driving or operating equipment
- Making significant decisions
- Signing important papers
- Drinking alcoholic beverages
- Taking any medication not prescribed or acknowledged by your doctor
A nurse from Greater Erie Surgery Center will contact you by phone 1 – 3 days after your procedure to discuss your recovery.
All of us at Greater Erie Surgery Center wish you a fast and complete recovery.
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