Your Discharge Instructions

Helpful Information

Please review the following information to help you have the best possible experience before, during and after your procedure.

You will be given specific written instructions by your medical team about your care before going home

  • It is not safe for you to drive yourself home. For your safety and the safety of others, you will need to have a licensed driver available to drive you home.

  • Do not operate machinery or power equipment for 24 hours after your surgical/invasive procedure and while taking narcotic pain medication.

  • Increase your activity as directed by your physician.

  • Medications: You will receive written discharge instructions on how to resume your medications.

  • Pain Control: Take your prescriptions as directed by your physician.

  • Advance your diet as tolerated and directed by your physician.

  • You may need to make a follow-up appointment with your physician.

  • Ask your physician when you will be able to return to work and routine activity.

  • If a written statement to return to work is needed, please inform your physician.

  • Anesthesia and some narcotic pain medication can affect judgment and reaction time.Do not sign legal documents or make major decisions for 24 hours after receiving anesthesia.

Notify the physician performing your procedure if the following occurs after going home

  • You develop a fever greater than 101℉, or experience chills.

  • You have persistent nausea or vomiting.

  • You have excessive bleeding or swelling.

  • You have respiratory (breathing) problems.

  • You have unusual symptoms that you were not made aware of before surgery.

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