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After Surgery

We'd like to give you some general rules to supplement the instructions you will receive form your doctor. Your surgeon will authorize your discharge from Merritt Island Surgery Center.

Dizziness is normal after receiving anesthesia; therefore, you should wait 24 hours after returning home before:

  • driving or operating equipment
  • signing important papers
  • making significant decisions
  • drinking alcoholic beverages
  • taking any medications not prescribed or acknowledged by your surgeon

In the event of any difficulty, you should first attempt to reach your doctor. If you are unable to reach your doctor, go to the nearest emergency room.

At home after surgery:

We suggest that you eat lightly for the first 24 hours after your procedure. Be sure to follow any specific post-operative instructions your doctor gives you regarding diet, rest, activities, and medication. The surgery center will provide you with a written summary of these instructions. In addition, a member of our staff will call you after surgery to see how you are doing.