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After Surgery

Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged.  Most patients are discharged one to five hours after surgery.  It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.

Post Care
You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions (please follow these instructions).  Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home.  If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room.

A nurse from our center will call you several days after your surgery to check on your recovery.

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.

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Overnight Care

Recovery Care Center: Our special Recovery Care Center is available for patients requiring overnight nursing care after their surgery.  You’ll appreciate the professional and personal care from our highly trained team.

What to Bring:

  • Toiletries 
  • Contact lens case 
  • Other personal care items 
  • Routine medication in clearly labeled containers

Diet 
Let us know if you have special dietary needs when we call to confirm your arrival time.

Children/Dependent Adults 
If the patient is a child under the age of 18, or a dependent adult, the parent or legal guardian must remain with the patient throughout their stay. 

Visitors
One adult family member or care partner over the age of 18 may stay overnight with you.  Patients and the family member/care partner are served dinner and breakfast in the privacy of their room. Visitor parking is located in the front of the building.  Visitors arriving after 5:00pm should use the night entrance on the right-hand side of the building.  At the top of the ramp is a security camera and doorbell.  Please have visitors ring for assistance.   The after hours phone # is 336-544-2154. Visiting hours are until 8:00pm.   

TV with a DVD/VCR is available.  Please feel free to bring your own videotapes/DVDs. 

Smoking and Alcoholic Beverages
This is a non-smoking facility.  You will not be able to smoke during your admission.  No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the premises.

You will be discharged by 7:30am the morning following your surgery.

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