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You will be brought to the recovery room after your surgery where a nurse will take care of you until the effects of anesthesia wear off. You will spend a minimum of 30 minutes in Phase I.
- You will be asked frequent questions to determine the extent of anesthesia wearing off.
- You may have an oxygen mask on your face.
- Your blood pressure, pulse and respiration will be checked frequently.
- Should you experience nausea or vomiting from the anesthesia, please tell your nurse. The nausea can be treated with medication.
- You may experience a sore throat if a tube was inserted in your windpipe to help you breathe during surgery.
- Once you are awake, you will be encouraged to take some fluids and deep breaths.
- Your intravenous line will be removed once you can drink fluids.
- You will be assisted off your cart and into a chair.
- A family member or friend may join you.
- The average recovery time is between one and three hours.
Pain may increase as the anesthesia wears off. We are committed to managing pain. Please communicate your pain level to your nurse and don’t hesitate to ask for pain medication to avoid discomfort that may delay your recovery.