We know that going home in as little time and pain after surgery is important to you. Your surgical team will help you navigate your surgery experience from the moment it’s planned through full recovery.
Immediately after surgery, you’ll move to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). In the PACU, surgical nursing specialists will monitor your breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and temperature until you leave the unit.
Your length of stay in the PACU depends on the type of anesthesia and surgery you had. Your nurse will encourage you to cough and take deep breaths to clear your lungs, check your incision and monitor pain.
At Banner Health, we believe in keeping your friends and family informed. With your permission, we’ll keep them posted as you recover from your surgery. If you stay overnight in the hospital, your PACU nurse will let your loved ones know you’re ready to move to your room so they can go with you. If you’re going home after surgery, your PACU nurse will let them know when you’re ready to leave.
To be discharged from the hospital, you’ll need another adult to drive you home. Before discharge, your nurse will go over your doctor’s instructions on:
A nurse will call you the day after you get home to check on you and answer any questions you may have. You should call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following:
Depending on the type of surgery you had, you may require additional care. Banner Health offers a wide variety of post-op services to make your recovery as seamless as possible.
Whether you need inpatient or outpatient healing support, our rehabilitation therapists offer comprehensive care.
After surgery, you may need physical therapy for movement restoration. We even offer our TeleRehab program so you can heal from the comfort of your home.
Some wounds require more care and attention. We provide the education and support you need to ensure you heal.
Using the latest medication and techniques, we want to make sure you are comfortable after your procedure.
Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions about the ways we can support your recovery process. Our goal is to help you heal and get back on your feet as quickly as possible.