You will remain in the recovery room for approximately 30 minutes after your procedure. Nurses will monitor your blood pressure, pulse, and breathing and give you something to drink.
Your driver or family member will be paged to the unit to be with you and the doctor will come out to talk with you both.
Your driver is with you to take care of you after your procedure since you have been given sedation, and will be given your discharge instructions. These instructions are specific to you so please make sure you follow them.
Many patients go home groggy. This is perfectly normal, and the best place to be is at home in your own bed.
For all patients, it is advisable to have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours.
If it is documented that you quit breathing at night, you have a greater chance of not breathing after the sedation is given. You should wear your CPAP/Bi-PAP when napping and sleeping at night.
A nurse will call you within the next few days to make sure you are fully recovered and to answer any questions or concerns. Due to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, if you are unavailable, we cannot leave any messages on your answering machine or with other family members.
If you have an urgent need, call 919-470-6172.