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Patient Guide-After Your Surgery

After surgery, you will recover from your procedure in Garden City Hospital's Recovery Room, or PACU. Recovery time varies with each patient but generally lasts one hour. When you are ready to be discharged home:

  • Your family member/driver will be called to come sit with you; a nurse will review your discharge instructions with both of you at this time.
  • A responsible person needs to stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery.
  • A nurse from the Surgery Department will call you the next business day after your surgery to check on your recovery progress.
  • If you are staying in the hospital, you will be transferred to one of the nursing units after about one hour in the PACU. In some cases, it may take longer.