If you are going home the same
day, you will be taken to surgical discharge from
PACU where you will stay for only a short while.
If you wish, you may have something to drink and
crackers to eat. You will be given home-care instructions
and any prescriptions that are ordered by your doctor.
Your family will rejoin you as you prepare to go
home. You must have a driver to take you home and
someone with you for 24 hours following anesthesia.
For your safety, you cannot leave the hospital alone,
take a cab or a bus. You may not drive for 24 hours.
You will be discharged to your car from the Ambulatory
Care Center building. If you have any medical concerns
post-operatively, please call your surgeon listed
on your discharge sheet. If you cannot reach your
surgeon, you can all the Emergency Department at
330-344-6611. If you have a medical emergency, call
911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
Date Updated: 24-FEB-2005