Following your procedure, you will be transferred to our recovery room where a nurse will monitor your recovery progress.
If you have been fasting, you will be offered some light refreshments.
Thirty minutes before your discharge, your carer will be called to come promptly and collect you.
Once you have fully recovered and are ready for discharge, your carer will be able to collect you. At this time, the nurse will provide your carer with written instructions regarding your post-operative care and will discuss any questions or concerns you may have before you leave the hospital.
If you are leaving with a dressing to any operation site, please ensure you follow the care instructions given to you.
You may be provided with a prescription for post-operative medications. It is very important you continue to take any medication prescribed by your surgeon.
Should your surgeon wish to see you post-operatively, an appointment time will be provided to you. Your surgeon will confirm when you will be able to resume normal activities. You will be able to eat and drink as normal on discharge.
You will not be able to drive for 24 hours after your surgery and will be required to have a responsible adult drive or accompany you home and stay with you overnight.
If you have any questions after you get home, please call your surgeon on the phone number provided in your post-operative handout.
If you feel unwell or are in significant pain after your surgery, call your surgeon or go to the Emergency Department nearest to you.