Preparing for Surgery: Going Home Day of Surgery Instructions

The time that you will be discharged from the Hospital following your surgery depends on a variety of factors, including the length of your surgery, your physician's orders and your individual recovery time. Below are some suggestions that should be taken into consideration before going home following your surgery.

  • Arrange for an adult to drive you home following your surgery. A taxi may be used if you are accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Plan to have a responsible adult stay with you for at least 24 hours after surgery.
  • You will receive written instructions for your home care after surgery.
  • A nurse will follow up with you in the days following your surgery to check on your condition and answer any questions you may have. Please be sure to provide us with a phone number where you may be reached.
  • If you have any questions following your surgery, please call 331-221-1170 to speak with a PreOp-Recovery nurse.
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Network

This site is part of the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare network of Web sites, which covers a variety of topics using the same philosophy: When it comes to medical care, we know that you have a lot of options. And we want you to know that you're more than a patient to us. You're an individual. We would appreciate the opportunity to provide you with state-of-the-art medical care and down-to-earth, personalized attention.

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