At The Hospital / Surgery Center
Depending on the procedure, you may be able to leave the hospital or surgery center on the same day of your procedure. For other surgeries – those that are more complex or that require an open incision – may mean an overnight or longer hospital stay. Your surgeon will notify you regarding the expected hospital stay during your consultation.
No matter the length of recovery in the hospital or surgery center, please note the following:
- Make sure you let your nurse know if you have any unusual pains or sensations. Not only do we want to keep you comfortable, but we also want to make sure that we address any possible complications as soon as possible
- When asked, start to walk around the facility. Blood flow and circulation is very important for recovery and walking helps the circulatory system recover
- You will need plenty of rest. However, you will be interrupted frequently by hospital staff ensuring your condition is improving. As a result, you may consider limiting your visitors to certain hours. This way, you can maximize the time you have to rest
- Don’t rush it. We all want to get out of the hospital, but the hospital stay is important to ensure a full and complication-free recovery. It is a nuisance but it is only for a limited time.
Recovery time at the surgical facility is important because it allows your nurses and doctors to monitor your health and be sure that you are ready to go home. Also remember that we are at your disposal to answer questions and give you advice. Feel free to ask any questions you may have during your hospital stay. Of course, once you are discharged, you can always call our office with any questions you may have.