If a hospital stay is not needed, your nurse will assess your readiness to go home. Before going home, you may be given a prescription for pain (if needed) as well as specific guidelines about:

  • Incision care
  • Diet
  • Activity
  • Medication (including any new prescriptions and if you should continue any medications you were taking prior to your surgery)
  • When to call the doctor
  • Who to call with questions
  • Follow-up appointments

If you have any questions or concerns about your follow-up care, please ask the nurse.

Remember that you must have a responsible adult to assist you in getting home safely.