After your procedure

Going home

You'll be able to leave the KU MedWest Outpatient Surgery Center 30 minutes to 2 hours following your procedure. Your physician will give you specific discharge instructions, including diet and medication information.

Wait before driving or making decisions

You must have someone drive you home after the procedure. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or power tools, drink alcoholic beverages, make legal decisions or take any medications not prescribed by your physician for at least 24 hours after your surgery.

Don't stay alone

Ask a family member or friend stay with you the first 12-24 hours after your procedure.

Discomfort and drowsiness

You may experience some discomfort at the site of your procedure. You may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness, depending on the type of anesthesia you received or the type of pain medication you are taking.

Get plenty of rest

Rest until your physician tells you to return to your normal activities.

If you have any problems

Contact your physician if you experience any problems after the procedure. If you can’t reach your physician, but feel your concerns warrant a doctor’s attention, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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