After Surgery

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Going Home

If you are staying overnight at Enloe, please note the following:

  • Before discharge, a nurse will review your medication plan with you. He or she will provide you and your family with written and verbal instructions on how to care for you at home.
  • Our goal is to discharge you by 11 a.m. The time it takes to be discharged can vary depending on the complexity of your physician’s discharge orders.

Enloe is prepared to care for you after your hospital stay. Physicians may prescribe nursing services, counseling, rehabilitation or home health services upon discharge. A discharge planner will help coordinate any care you may need after your stay.

Follow these tips

  • If you are having outpatient surgery with anesthesia, advance your diet slowly. Start with clear liquids, such as Jell-O, tea and broth. Then advance as tolerated to full liquids, such as milk products, ice cream and soup. From there, if tolerated, move to regular food, unless otherwise instructed upon discharge. Parents, don’t forget the popsicles!
  • Refrain from making important decisions or signing important papers for the first 24 hours after surgery.
  • A nurse will call you one to two days after surgery to check in on your progress and answer any questions.

Review Our Classes

Enloe offers educational information to patients scheduled for surgery at the hospital, including:

Contact a Financial Counselor

Enloe has a financial counselor available to help you with financial questions related to your surgery. Enloe Medical Center’s charges do not include the professional fees of the surgeon, assistant surgeon, anesthesiologist, pathologist or radiologist. To contact a financial counselor, call 530-332-6371.

Call Your Surgeon’s Office

For any questions or concerns regarding your post-surgery experience, please contact your surgeon’s office. 

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