After your surgery.
You will be transferred to the recovery area immediately after your surgery or procedure. There a nurse will provide your care until you are ready to be discharged home. The staff of Campbell Surgery Center wants to ensure that your comfort needs are assessed, treated and evaluated during your surgical experience.
Your home care discharge instructions will be discussed with you and your caregiver and a copy of written instructions given to you.
After surgery, while at home.
The nice thing about outpatient surgery is…you get to go home!
But remember, you must arrange in advance for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You cannot drive or be left alone.
Even though you’re not in a hospital, it’s important for you to follow doctor’s orders regarding diet, rest and medication. Unless given other instructions, you should start your diet with liquids. The next day, you should be on your normal diet.
It’s not unusual to feel drowsy or a little dizzy for several hours after your operation. It’s a good idea not to sign any important papers or make any significant decisions until these feelings have worn off.