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After Surgery

Once you meet our discharge criteria, you will be discharged.  Most patients are discharged one to two 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).  A responsible adult 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.

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.

Overnight Care

Recovery Care Unit
Our overnight rooms are available for patients requiring overnight nursing care after their surgery.  You’ll appreciate the professional and personal care from our highly trained team. Note: CMS guidelines do not allow us to keep Medicare patients for overnight care.

What to Bring for Overnight Patients:

  • Toiletries
  • Contact lens case
  • Other personal care items
  • Routine medication in clearly labeled containers along with home medication list

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

Visitors
One adult family member may stay overnight with you.  TV with a DVD/VCR is available.  Please feel free to bring your own videotapes/DVDs. 

The after hours phone # is 205-933-0203.  Visiting hours are until 6pm. No children under 19 years are allowed to stay with patients overnight. Our facility is secured and locked from 6pm to 5:30am. We do have takeout menus available for family members, however, we do not have cafeteria services.