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Recovery at Home

Once you feel alert and comfortable, you will be asked to get dressed. Before being escorted to your car, we review your homecare instructions with you and give you a copy for easy reference. You will also be given any prescriptions for pain medications recommended by your doctor.

You may or may not feel sick to your stomach while driven home. Slight nausea may be experienced as a side-effect of anesthesia. If you begin to feel sick, stop the car, roll down your window and allow yourself a breath of fresh air.

What Should I Do When I Get Home?

To hasten your recovery, we recommend that you rest comfortably as soon as you get home. Patients typically feel sleepy most of the day. You may begin your regular diet and resume normal activities when you and your doctor determine you are ready. Within a few days after your procedure, a nurse from the center will call to find out how you are doing.

What Specific Home Care Instructions Should I Follow?

Written Post-Operative Home Care Instructions will be given to you before leaving the surgery center. Please follow these instructions carefully. Be sure to contact your doctor if you have any questions.

What Should I Do If I Have A Problem?

If you have questions or concerns please feel free to call Surgical Center of El Paso (915) 533-8412 8:00 AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday OR East El Paso Surgery Center (915) 595-3353 8AM-3:00PM Monday-Friday.

If you feel your condition is an emergency, contact your doctor or dentist immediately, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room