After your surgery, your recovery will be closely monitored by your nurse and anesthesiologist. Your surgeon will determine whether you are discharged from recovery or admitted to a patient room. Your doctor will provide specific home care instructions after surgery to take with you. Please arrange for someone to stay with you at least 24 hours following surgery. Please wait 24 hours after surgery to sign important papers, make important decisions or drive since your anesthesia may still be effective. Do not take medications (unless instructed by your doctor) or drink alcoholic beverages during the first 24 hours after your surgery.
A Conway Regional Medical Center nurse may call you at home to check on your recovery progress. If you are concerned about your recovery or you sense that there may be a problem, please contact your physician.