Recovery at Home

Once you return home, it is very important that you follow the directions given to you at the surgery center for home care  as well as any additional instructions provided by your surgeon. Should you have any questions regarding these instructions, please contact your surgeon directly.

 
The medications that you receive for anesthesia, sedation, or pain control can make you slightly dizzy or lightheaded.  It is important that you do not drive a car, smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, operate machinery, or make financial or other important life decisions for 24 hours after your surgery.  We strongly suggest that you have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.

 

Parents or guardians of children should watch the child continuously, and contact the child's surgeon immediately if any unusual problems or symptoms develop.

If you have not already done so, please call your surgeon’s office  to schedule a postoperative appointment with your surgeon.

The first business day after your surgery one of the nurses will call you to see how you are feeling and to address any of your questions or concerns. We want to make sure that your recovery progresses well and that you were totally satisfied with our services. If we are unable to reach you by phone on the first attempt we will make a second attempt on the next business day.  If after these 2 attempts we do not reach you we will send a written letter inquiring about your recovery.  Please do not hesitate to call us if you have comments or suggestions about your care at the Center.

We encourage you to complete our online Patient Satisfaction Survey to provide us with any feedback which may help us to improve our services. These surveys are sent to you by a third party provider via the e-mail address you provided upon check-in.  If you chose not to share your e-mail address you were hopefully given a hard copy of the survey as well as a stamped and addressed envelope to mail it to our third party provider.  If you did not share your address and wer not given a hard copy please contact us and we would be glad to send you the survey to your home address.