Surgery Prep / Recovery
Before Your Surgery
On the Day of Your Surgery
After surgery, you will be transferred to a recovery area where you will be closely monitored while the effects of sedation wear off.
Once it is safe to do so, you will be moved to an overnight room to continue your recovery and healing process. Family is not allowed in the post-anesthesia unit, but they are welcome to join you once you are in your private patient room.
Some procedures do not require an overnight stay in the hospital and you will be able to go home the same day. In these cases, you will be closely watched in a quiet recovery area.
Your family can join you in this area once you are fully awake. For most outpatient procedures, patients are able to go home within three hours of surgery, but your care team will determine when you are ready to leave.
Please be sure to have your transportation home arranged before your procedure, as no patient is permitted to drive themselves home after surgery.