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After Your Surgery:

  • Following your surgery, you will be transferred to Recovery where the specially trained nursing staff will monitor your recovery. All of our recovery nurses are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Recovery and discharge time will vary depending on the type of surgery performed and/or anesthesia administered.

When You Get Home:

  • Written and verbal discharge instructions will be provided for post-operative recovery.
  • Please follow these instructions regarding diet, rest, activities and medications for a speedy recovery.
  • It is common to feel drowsy, dizzy or nauseous following anesthesia. These are normal side effects of anesthesia and may last for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
  • Please do not engage in driving or operating machinery, smoking, consuming alcoholic beverages or making important personal/business decisions for at least 24 hours after your procedure.
  • If you experience unexpected severe pain, heavy bleeding or a temperature greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit, contact your surgeon or go to the emergency room immediately.
  • The next working day following surgery, a Michigan Surgical Hospital nurse will contact you to check on your progress.