After Your Surgery

Post Care: After your procedure is complete, you will be moved to a recovery area and under the supervision of an RN. Once you are ready for visitors, you will be moved to a more private recovery area where you may be given something to eat and drink, and your visitors will be invited to you join you.

You will be given written instructions regarding diet, activity and medications. In the event of any difficulty, call your surgeon, their answering service, or the nearest hospital emergency room.

A nurse for the Lakeside Surgery Center will call the day after your procedure to see how you are doing and to answer any questions you may have.

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.