After Your Surgery/Procedure

You must have a responsible adult drive you home after your discharge from the Surgery Center. You must have a responsible adult be with you during the first 24 hours following your procedure.

After your surgery/procedure, you will be brought to the recovery room and monitored until you have met discharge criteria. Your time in recovery varies due to the surgery/procedure performed.

After returning home, be sure to follow your doctor’s orders, regarding diet, rest, activity and medication.

It is not unusual to feel drowsy for several hours after your surgery/procedure. Do not sign any important papers or make any legal decisions until the feeling of drowsiness is gone.

Do not drive, smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, operate heavy machinery or cook until the day after your surgery/procedure.

If you have bandages, keep any bandages dry, clean and in place until instructed otherwise by your doctor.

A nurse will call you the next working day after your procedure to see how you are and to answer any questions you may have.

If an emergency should arise after you have been discharged from the Surgery Center, contact your doctor and/or go to the nearest Emergency Room.

You will receive a questionnaire from the Brentwood Surgery Center after your procedure. Please complete and return the questionnaire, which will help us evaluate the care you received at our facility


Preparing for your surgery/procedure
What to do on the day of your surgery/procedure

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