After your surgery at the Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC)

Leaving the OSC to go home

  • Your nurse will give you instructions before you go home. You may also have instructions from your surgeon
  • Your nurse will review the instructions with you and your escort, family member or friend and give you a written copy
  • You must have a reliable adult drive you home. Arrange for someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You may need help around the house or with getting your prescriptions filled. Do not drive for 24 hours after anesthesia. A nurse will call you the next business day to check on you

For your pain

  • You may get a prescription for pain medication from your surgeon. Do not drive while taking prescription pain medication. Do not drink alcohol while taking prescription pain medication

In case of emergency weather conditions

  • The OSC will contact you if your time of your surgery has changed or your surgery will be canceled