What to Expect After Surgery in the Northwest Suburbs
After the operation is over the surgeon will inform your family how you are doing and when they can visit you.
Most patients are taken to the recovery room for approximately 60 minutes after the completion of their operation. Visitors will be asked to wait in the waiting room. Following your stay in the recovery room you will be brought to your inpatient room or back to the Same Day Surgery Center area where your visitors will join you. If an overnight hospital stay is not required, your nurse will assess your readiness to go home.
If you do not stay overnight, arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and be with you for 24 hours following your surgery. For your safety, we cannot let you drive home or take a taxi. Minors must be accompanied by an adult until they are discharged. Those under 16 years of age cannot be left alone in the waiting area.