Once you meet stable criteria, you will be discharged. Most patients are discharged within one to two hours after surgery. 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 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 the next business day after your surgery to check on your recovery.
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 a certain period of time, based on method of sedation you were given.