After Your Surgery

Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.

Post Care: You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions (please follow these instructions). Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home. If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room. You will receive a post-operative survey the day after your surgery asking about potential complications. If you would like to have a nurse call you, please answer yes to that question when you receive that survey, otherwise, you will not receive a postoperative phone call. Feel free to call the surgery center at 407-426-8331 if you have any questions after surgery or would like to speak with a nurse.

Transportation: DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. A friend or relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.