After surgery, you will be transferred to a recovery room, where the specially trained nursing staff will monitor your recovery. All of our recovery nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Recovery and discharge time will vary depending on the type of surgery performed and/or anesthesia administered.

Written and verbal discharge instructions will then be provided for post-operative recovery.

When you get home after surgery, please keep the following in mind:

  • Please follow the post-operative instructions regarding diet, rest, activities, and medications for a speedier recovery.
  • It is common to feel drowsy, dizzy, or nauseous following anesthesia. These are normal side effects of anesthesia and may last for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
  • Please do not engage in driving or operating machinery, smoking, consuming alcoholic beverages, or making important personal/business decisions for at least 24 hours after surgery.
  • If you experience unexpected severe pain, heavy bleeding, or a temperature greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit, contact your surgeon or go to the emergency room immediately.
  • The next working day following surgery, an Insight Surgical Hospital nurse will contact you to check on your progress.