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What do I do if I have questions after returning home?
If your friend or family member has any questions about the discharge instructions, feel free to call the surgeon's office 24 hours a day seven days a ...
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How do I prepare my home for avoiding injury after returning home?
Before you return home, make sure it is safe and hazard-free. Ask friends or family to help you rearrange rooms as needed and check to make sure you have a handrail installed along one side of any ...
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What is anesthesia?
Anesthesia is administered before and during your surgical procedure so you do not feel pain. Some anesthetics induce sleep, while others can induce sleep and/or numbness. ...
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What type of anesthesia will I have?
There are three possibilities: general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, and monitored anesthesia care. Our anesthesiologist will meet with you prior to surgery to discuss your anesthesia ...
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Will I be sick after my procedure?
Recently introduced drugs help prevent post-surgery nausea. If you’re at high risk for experiencing nausea and vomiting, you will be given appropriate medication before and after your surgery. ...
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What will I see in the operating room?
The operating room’s specialized lighting system will project a very bright light onto your surgical bed. At the head of your bed, you’ll see the anesthesia machine. This very specialized ...
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How long will the procedure last?
Many circumstances determine the length of a specific procedure. Your surgeon will be able to give you a reasonable estimate. Your surgeon will discuss your surgery’s success with your family ...
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Will my family be kept informed during my procedure?
During your procedure, our operating room nurse will give frequent updates to your family. At the end of your procedure, your surgeon will speak with your loved ones and let them know how you’re ...
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What do I need to do the morning of my surgery?
Arrive at the Institute 90 minutes before your scheduled surgery.Wear loose, comfortable clothing.Avoid wearing makeup, nail polish, deodorant, bath oils, lotion, and cologne.Shower or bathe to ...
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What should I bring with me on the day of my procedure?
If you use crutches, a cane, or a walker, please bring them with you. If you do not have these items and need them, please let us know. ...
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