after yourprocedure

When your surgery’s finished, you’ll be taken to the recovery area.

Nurses will monitor your breathing and vital signs while you recover from the anaesthesia. Your surgeon and anaesthetist will decide when you’re okay to go home. Because you’ve had a general anaesthetic, you’ll need someone to accompany you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

Pain relief

You’ll be given pain relief prescribed by your anaesthetist. By enabling you to move and breathe without too much discomfort, good pain relief can help reduce your risk of complications.

Pills, tablets or liquids can be given at regular times or when pain starts to bother you.


Resuming activities and watching for problems.


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