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.
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. If it is an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
An Grove Place Surgery Center nurse will phone you within a few days following your procedure/surgery to check on your recovery and answer any additional questions you might have.
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 24 hours.