After surgery, you will be closely monitored in the recovery room as the anesthesia wears off. Your family will be allowed to visit in the Phase II recovery area or surgical unit patient room (should you be spending the night). Parents of children who are undergoing surgery will be invited to attend to them in the Phase I recovery room.
Prior to your discharge, you and your caregiver will be given verbal and written instructions to assist you with your recovery at home. Please make sure all your questions are answered and that you understand the instructions prior to leaving.
At discharge, you will be informed when to make a follow up appointment with your doctor. This follow-up appointment is important to check your progress. YOU are the most important part of your recovery - listen to your body and allow yourself time to heal.
Roper St Francis Healthcare offers special services to help with a variety of health care needs. Your physician will help you plan for your needs after surgery.
Follow the links below for more information:
Wound Management Center