Surgical Services: What to expect on the day of surgery
Your surgeon’s office will inform you of:
Time to arrive if you are an Outpatient (going home following surgery).
If you can have anything to eat or drink before surgery.
Medications you should or should not take prior to your surgery.
Prior to your surgery, you will be taken to a Holding Room where you will be prepared for the type of surgery you’ll receive.
When your surgery is over, you’ll be monitored in the Recovery Room while your body stabilizes and the effects of anesthesia begin to wear off. The length of stay in the Recovery Room can vary depending on the type of surgery.
Following this initial period of time, you will be taken to a second Recovery Room, where you will remain until it is time to either go home or taken to your hospital room.