- You will wake up slowly from the anesthesia. You will have a nurse with you at all times as you wake up, monitoring all of your vital signs and your progress.
- You will be asked about your pain level and you will be given pain medications as needed to keep you as comfortable as possible.
- You will be in Recovery Phase 1 for 1 to 4 hours as you wake up. Once you are awake, you will be moved to Recovery Phase 2. Here the nurses will get you ready to go home: you will be able to have a small snack, you will get dressed, and your family/ friends will be able to come see you.
- Once you are stable you will be released home with your designated driver. You will not be allowed to drive yourself.
It is best if your designated driver can stay in the hospital during your surgery and recovery, however, if this is not possible, your driver can be called when you are ready to go home.