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RECOVERY

After surgery, you will be taken to the Recovery Room. You will be closely monitored by a registered nurse for the remainder of your stay at the surgery center.

  • Recovery time is highly individualized. Typical recovery times range from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the type of surgery.
  • Once you are awake, your visitors or family will be able to join you in the Recovery Area. We ask that visitors be limited to two in the Recovery Area.
  • After surgery, our goal is to keep you as comfortable as possible. It is important to remember that depending on the type of surgery you may not be completely pain free. It is important that you communicate with the Recovery Nurses any pain that you experience.
  • We utilize a pain scale based on 0 - 10, zero being no pain and 10 being the worst pain you have ever experienced. Do not wait until your pain is unbearable to request medication, it will not be as effective.
  • Depending on the type of anesthesia you receive, it is not uncommon to feel sleepy or drowsy. You may also experience dizziness or nausea. Please communicate with your nurse any of these symptoms (medication is available to counteract them).
  • When you are ready to go home the nurses will review postoperative instructions with you and your family or visitor if you wish. You will receive a copy of all discharge instructions to refer back to once you get home.
 
 
 

Camp Lowell Surgery Center
4620 E. Camp Lowell, Tucson, AZ 85712 (520) 618-6058 Fax: (520) 618-5891
(just west of Swan)
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