Arizona Advanced Surgery Center: After Surgery at Home




If you received medication or sedation during your procedure, it may take 24 hours for it to be eliminated from your body. During this time, avoid driving, operating machinery, drinking alcoholic beverages or making major decisions. Plan to stay home and rest for the remainder of the day. An able-bodied adult should be with you at all times during this period or longer depending on the type of surgery you had.

Don't try to eat immediately.  Start with sips of clear liquid and, when you are ready, increase your fluids and add small amounts of solid food.  Work your way up to a regular diet slowly, and eat small amounts of food often. Do not take medication(s) on an empty stomach.

Avoid alcoholic beverages.

If you have any of the following symptoms following your procedure, call your doctor immediately: breathing difficulty, excessive bleeding, fever, severe pain, or any other disturbing problems.

Observe children carefully for any of the symptoms mentioned above.

In the case of children, an adult should stay with the child for 48 hours after surgery.

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