When your procedure’s finished, a member of the hospital staff will wheel you to the recovery area.
Nurses will monitor your breathing and vital signs if you’ve had general anaesthesia or sedation. Once your signs are stable, you’ll be able to go home, unless your surgeon wants you to stay in hospital overnight.
If you go home on the day of the surgery, and you’ve had anaesthesia or sedation, you’ll need someone to accompany you, as you won’t be able to drive. If you’ve had a general anaesthetic, you’ll also need someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours.
You’ll be given pain relief prescribed by your anaesthetist. Pills, tablets or liquids can be given at regular times, or when pain starts to bother you.