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After Your Surgery or Procedure

Inpatients will be admitted to an inpatient bed after surgery. Outpatient surgicals, radiology and cardiac patients may return to 2 West (on the hospital's 2nd floor) and then be discharged after appropriate recovery time.

Your doctor and/or the 2 West staff will give you written instructions for your postoperative care. Please follow them carefully.

You may feel sleepy or dizzy after your surgery or procedure even after your recovery on 2 West. Therefore, you must NOT drive yourself home. You must have a responsible adult with you to drive you home and stay with you through the night.

Once you are home, finish your recovery there. Plan to take it easy and follow your discharge instructions to promote a quick recovery.

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