After Your Return Home
Your physician will provide you with post-procedure instructions regarding diet, rest, and medication. Our post-op team will review these instructions with you and will provide a written summary to take home. Plan to have someone stay with you for at least 12 hours following your procedure, and pamper yourself during this time.
Since it is normal to feel drowsy after receiving anesthetic medication, we also recommend that you postpone the following activities for 24 hours after your procedure:
- Driving and operating equipment
- Signing important papers
- Making significant decisions
- Drinking alcoholic beverages
Our pain management physicians specialize in assisting individuals whose chronic pain has not responded to conventional medical and surgical treatments. Your procedure will be done either at the bedside on in the operating room. A pre-op nurse will call a day or two before your procedure to get a health history and tell you what time to be at the surgery center.
Getting In Touch With Your Doctor
If you have any questions after your procedure, please contact your physician through his or her office. Your physician needs to be aware of your concerns and to follow up if you need further care. If you are calling after regular office hours, you can leave word with the answering service and your doctor will return your call.
In An Emergency
If an emergency arises you should call 911, go to the nearest emergency department, and contact your doctor.