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Returning Home

  • Even though you may feel fine, have someone plan to stay at home with you through the night. Do not make important decisions, consume alcoholic beverages, take medications not prescribed by your physician, or operate machinery during the 24 hour period following your surgery.
  • Remember the recovery process continues even after you have returned home. You may experience minor after-effects such as drowsiness, muscle aches, sore throat and occasional dizziness or headaches. Nausea may also be present but vomiting is less common. You will begin to feel better within hours, but it may take several days before after effects are gone completely.
  • Plan to take it easy for a few days, as the majority of patients do not feel up to their typical activities right away, usually due to general tiredness or surgical discomfort.
  • Call your surgeon if you have questions about what you can and cannot do, when you can return to work and your regular activities. These items will be discussed with you when receiving your post-operative instructions, but if you are unsure; please do not hesitate to call.
  • Please complete your Patient Satisfaction Survey.