After Surgery/Recovery Time
Depending on the type of anesthesia used, the nature of your procedure, and your post-operative condition, you will either be seated in the recliner area before going home, or made comfortable in one of our private suites for an overnight, inpatient stay.
Your family and care partners are welcome. We encourage their participation in your recovery.
Patients are discharged after the physician or physician’s office representative approves release. You, your family member, or care partner will receive pertinent instructions to ensure a positive recovery while at home.
For your safety, we can not permit you to drive yourself home. We advise that you arrange for someone to remain with you for the first few days following your surgery. If you go home the same day of surgery, you must have an adult stay with you for 24 hours.
In consideration of our shared goal supporting patient success before, during, and after surgery, please be mindful of these Hospital regulations:
- Substitute Mylar balloons for latex.
- Set cellular phones to low or vibrate.
- Minimize conversations in patient care areas.
- Midwest Surgical Hospital maintains a smoke-free environment.
For the convenience of family and friends, a visitor parking lot is located directly out front of the Hospital’s main entrance.
Normal visiting hours are from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm. The front door to the building is locked at 6:00 pm. To enter Recovery Care while the door is locked, press the intercom button at the east entrance door.
We will respect your privacy, your fears, and your need for information and reassurance. Any questions regarding your surgery or your stay with us are welcomed.