Your Recovery

The length of the time you will spend in the recovery room will depend on the
nature of your surgery, your condition and the type of anesthesia that you receive.
 In the recovery room, you will receive a warm blanket, and once ready, you will
go to the private recliner area with a personal television until you are ready for


When you feel ready to go home, you will receive instructions regarding your
recovery, diet, medication and follow-up with your doctor.  DO NOT DRIVE,
operate machinery or drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after your surgery.  
Also, we strongly recommend that you arrange for a responsible adult to be with
you for 24 hours following the surgery.  Any urgent questions or emergencies
should be referred to your surgeon.


We will call you within the next few days after surgery to see how you are feeling
and to answer questions.  
3405 6th Street, Brookings SD