After surgery, patients will go to the recovery room. Once you are stable and awake, a family member may sit with you in the recovery room if you would like.
Special arrangements are made for children having surgery. Please do not bring siblings to the Surgery Center, if possible.
There is no prescribed time to stay with us after surgery. You will be permitted to go home as soon as discharge criteria are met. The typical recovery room stay ranges from 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Admissions to a hospital from a day surgery center are very rare. Most admissions are for very minor reasons such as nausea or pain control. If there is a medical reason to keep you overnight, you will be transported to the hospital that both you and your surgeon request.
Any patients receiving anesthesia or sedation should not drive until the next day. They must have a responsible adult drive them home. They must also have someone that can stay with them for the first 24 hours after surgery.
Patients will not be allowed to drive, walk, take a taxi, or take public transportation after sedation or anesthesia. Only patients who have procedures performed under local anesthesia alone can drive themselves home unless directed otherwise by their physician.
Please make the appropriate arrangements.