For the first 24 hours after your procedure, do not:
- engage in strenuous activities
- drink alcoholic beverages
- take any medications not prescribed by your doctor
- drive or operate power equipment
- make critical decisions (including signing legal documents)
- care for a dependent person
After your procedure make sure you, your family, and other caregivers wash their hands frequently. Also, be sure you follow all instructions provided by your health care team regarding the care and cleaning of your surgical site as well as the use of post-operative medications and bandages.
Notify your physician if you have any signs or symptoms that concern you.
Our care for you does not end when you leave the center. We will call to make sure you are having a smooth recovery, and we will answer any questions you may have about your visit.
If you are going to a family member's or friend's home after surgery, please leave a number where we can reach you the day after surgery. Do not hesitate to call us with any additional questions.
For questions about your medications, or if a problem arises after the surgery center closes, please call your physician’s office and ask for the doctor on call.