Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. Most patients are discharged one to two hours after surgery. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions (please follow these instructions). Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home. If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room.
A nurse from our center will call you the next business day after your surgery to check on your recovery.
DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. A friend or relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.
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Recovery Care Unit
Our special Recovery Care Unit is available for patients requiring overnight nursing care after their surgery (except Medicare patients). You’ll appreciate the professional and personal care from our highly trained team.
What to Bring:
- Contact lens case
- Other personal care items
- Routine medication in clearly labeled containers
- TV with a DVD/VCR is available. Please feel free to bring your own videotapes/DVDs.
Let us know if you have special dietary needs when we call to confirm your arrival time.
The patient during the pre-op visit will designate visitors allowed to visit. The after hours phone # is 760-940-0997. Visiting hours are until 8:00 PM.
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