If a hospital stay is not needed, your nurse will assess your readiness to go home. Before going home, you may be given a prescription for pain (if needed) as well as specific guidelines about:
- Incision care
- Medication (including any new prescriptions and if you should continue any medications you were taking prior to your surgery)
- When to call the doctor
- Who to call with questions
- Follow-up appointments
If you have any questions or concerns about your follow-up care, please ask the nurse.
Remember that you need an adult age 18 or older to take you home. You cannot leave alone.