After Your Surgery
Discharge to Home
After discharge you may feel sleepy, slightly dizzy or nauseated. These are side effects of surgery and anesthesia and can last up to 24 hours following your procedure. Be sure to follow the specific written home care instructions provide by your surgeon and the center.
If you’ve had anesthesia or sedation a responsible adult must take you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours after your procedure. If these arrangements are not made, your surgery may be canceled.
The day after surgery, a nurse will call you to check on your status and answer any questions you may have.
At the time of discharge from the surgery center, you will receive personalized instructions which have been adapted to suit your surgical procedure and surgeon’s preference. In some cases, your surgeon will also provide his/her own instructions for you to follow.
Patient Satisfaction Survey
Our management staff continually looks for ways to provide the very best service and care to our patients.
Your perceptions of the care, treatment and services you received are very important to us and help us evaluate our services. Every patient is given a copy of our survey to complete at their leisure after they arrive home. We invite you to view and complete our Patient Satisfaction Survey.
How to Request Your Health Information
If you need copies of a portion of your medical record for yourself or to be sent to another healthcare provider, please contact our Medical Records Coordinator at (708) 237-7221. In accordance with HIPAA requirements, the Coordinator may arrange for you to complete an authorization form before we can release copies of your records.
There usually is no charge for this service unless the number of copies requested exceeds 10 pages. In accordance with HIPAA regulations, your written authorization is needed to process your request. Our authorization form is available for your convenience.