After Surgery 

Following Your Procedure

You will be given specific instructions from your doctor regarding your care upon discharge. For your comfort and safety, we remind you of the following:

      • If you have had a procedure that includes anesthesia, we recommend having someone stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery
      • It is natural to experience some discomfort in the area of the operation. You may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness depending on the type of anesthesia you receive, or the amount of pain medication you are taking at home
      • Do not drive, operate machinery, or drink alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours following any procedure that included anesthesia.
      • Follow your physician’s instructions regarding diet, rest, activity, and daily medication regime.
      • It is very important to remember – you must have someone to drive you home after any procedure that includes anesthesia.
      • Taxi/bus transportation is allowed only for patients having local anesthesia or if the patient is accompanied by an escort.
      • The day after surgery, a member of the Surgery Center staff will call you to check on how you are doing. If your surgery is on a Friday, you will be contacted on Monday.

Mentor Surgery Center - Post Op Care