Following your surgery, you will be closely observed and gradually awakened in our Recovery Room.
After awakening, you will change back into your clothing and continue to rest in the Departure Lounge, where you can be joined by your guest.
While in the Departure Lounge, you’ll be given a light snack and your nurse will go over your post-operative instructions.
If you have received general anesthesia or intravenous sedation:
If you have received local anesthesia:
No matter how well you feel during the first 24 hours following your surgery, DO NOT:
Your length of stay depends on the nature of your operation and your body’s response to the anesthetics and the surgery, so it is difficult to predict in advance exactly when you will be able to leave.
Your surgeon or anesthesiologist will determine when it is medically safe for you to be discharged and return to the comfort of your home to be cared for by family and friends.
It is very rare to be admitted to the hospital after outpatient surgery. However, should there be a need for further care, you will be admitted to adjacent EvergreenHealth Medical Center.
For your convenience, your guest can pull your vehicle up to our facility’s covered exit door, which is accessible from the top floor of the Blue parking garage. Our staff will escort you and assist you into the vehicle.