After your procedure
What to expect after your procedure.
Will I be sent home with discharge instructions after the procedure?
Yes. When you are discharged, you will be given very specific written instructions and a 24 hour contact number to call if you have questions or concerns. Discharge instructions may include follow up appointments, new medications, diet recommendations and additional testing. Please review the information and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
What if I am not feeling well once I get home?
If you experience symptoms you believe are unusual or severe, please seek medical attention immediately. We have a physician available on call 24 hours a day and you may also call them. Do not delay seeking treatment if your symptoms are very severe. You should go to the emergency room or call 911.
What can I eat when I get home?
We generally suggest you eat a light meal after your procedure. Your physician may recommend a specific diet for you after your procedure. We also encourage that you drink plenty of fluids the day of your procedure. You should avoid alcoholic beverages.
Can my family be with me after my procedure?
Yes. After your procedure, you will be transported to the recovery area. A nurse will monitor your vital signs and make sure you are comfortable as the sedation begins to wear off. Your family will be invited back to the recovery area soon after you arrive. The physician will speak with you and your responsible driver in recovery.
May I drive home?
No. You will not be allowed to drive after your procedure or for the remainder of the day. Please arrange for an adult (18 years of age or older) to drive you home. You will not be allowed to take a taxi, paratransit, Uber or any other transportation services unless accompanied by a family member or friend. The driver needs to remain in the Facility during your procedure so that they can be available after your procedure to speak to the physician in the recovery area. The one exception to the no driving rule is if you did not receive any type of sedation for your procedure.
Should I continue my usual medications after the procedure?
Most patients should continue their usual medications after the procedure. You will receive a copy of your current medication list along with instructions to continue medications or not. Patients who are diabetic and those patients on blood thinners may require some adjustment to their medications. These instructions will be clarified with you before you leave the Facility. If you have any questions, please call your procedure physician or primary care physician.
How long will I stay after my procedure?
The amount of recovery time varies from patient to patient. Recovery may last up to 1 hour if everything goes without incident. After your procedure, a nurse will monitor your vital signs and make sure you are alert and stable before you are discharged from the Facility.