What should I expect after my surgery?

September 20, 2017

Remember to 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.

Whether you’re in a hospital or a surgery center, it is 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.


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