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  • You will not be able to drive yourself home or be left alone following surgery.
  • Please arrange in advance for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery.
  • To assist in your recovery we will provide written instructions for you to take home.
  • Be sure to follow your physician's instructions regarding rest, medications, and activity once you have returned home. You should start your diet with clear liquids, unless directed otherwise. Within a day you should be back to your normal diet.
  • Since it is normal to feel drowsy, dizzy or lightheaded after receiving sedation, we urge you to refrain from the following activities for 24 hours:
    • signing important papers or making important decisions
    • driving or operating any equipment
    • smoking or drinking alcoholic beverages
  • After surgery you will have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon. During the visit, your doctor will check how you are healing. If you have any questions regarding your progress, write them down before you go for this visit and ask them at your appointment. If you have any questions or problems following your surgery or follow-up appointment with your surgeon, please contact your physician's office.
  • If you have any questions or problems following surgery please contact your physician's office.
  • A nurse from Lakeview Surgery Center will contact you by phone the day after your surgery to see how you are feeling and to answer any additional questions you might have. If your surgery is on Friday, a nurse will call you the following Monday.