What to Expect After Surgery
What to expect during the first few days after your surgery:
- Patients who have received sedation or general anesthesia should not drive or operate a vehicle for 12 hours after the procedure.
- Patients sometimes experience minor after-effects from anesthesia such as drowsiness, nausea, muscle aches, a sore throat and occasional dizziness or headaches.
- These after-effects lessen rapidly in the hours following your procedure. The majority of patients do not feel up to their typical activities the next day, usually due to general tiredness or surgical discomfort.
- Plan to take it easy for a few days until you feel back to normal. Know that a period of recovery at home is common and to be expected.
- Call your physician if you have questions about the operative site, what you can and cannot do, or when you can return to work.
- A patient satisfaction survey group may contact you regarding your surgical experience. Please do not hesitate to offer suggestions or comments; your opinions are most welcome. Your suggestions will help us to constantly improve our service to patients.