After YourSurgery

After surgery you’ll be taken to the recovery area.

If you’ve had general anaesthetic, nurses will monitor your breathing and vital signs while you recover. Once your signs are stable, you’ll be able to go home. If you’ve had general anaesthetic or sedation, you’ll need someone to accompany you. After a general anaesthetic you should have someone stay with you for the first 24 hours.

If you’ve had local anaesthetic, you can go home by yourself but won’t be able to drive.

Pain relief

You’ll be given pain relief prescribed by your anaesthetist or surgeon.

You can take pain relief at regular times, or when pain starts to bother you. It’s unlikely you’ll need pain relief for more than a day or two. 


Getting back to your regular routine.


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