On the day of your surgery you will check in at One Day Surgery, where you will get ready for surgery. You will be taken to the surgery holding area, given a medication to prevent nausea and one to help control anxiety. When everything for your procedure is ready, you will be taken to the operating room. Depending upon the surgery you have chosen, your surgery will last for 1-3 hours on average. After surgery is complete you will:
Be taken to the PACU or recovery room.
If you are to go home when you are awake enough, usually between 1-2 hours, you will be taken back to ODS.
Patients going home will be required to meet certain criteria before they are discharged from the hospital. This can take several hours.
Patients being admitted will go to a room on the first floor.
During your stay in the hospital, strict dietary constraints are in place. Your surgeon will tell you when you may advance your diet. This is to allow your stomach to heal before we challenge your new small stomach pouch.
All patients are required to get out of bed the same day as their procedure, which helps decrease the risk of a blood clot.
When you are ready to be discharged you will be given instructions regarding: