After Surgery


  • Immediately following surgery, you will be taken to the recovery area where you will be closely monitored by our professionally trained staff
  • The amount of time you spend in recovery depends upon the type of surgery and anesthesia you received.
  • You will not be permitted to leave the center alone or drive yourself home. You must be accompanied by an adult responsible for your well-being. (Bus, taxi, Uber, or Lyft are not acceptable options.)
  • If you received general anesthesia or sedation, it is important that you not drive or drink alcohol for 24 hours following surgery.


  • Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, please confirm our current policies before your surgery date.
  • Have one adult family member or friend accompany you to the facility.
  • Please be advised that children may not be left unattended or enter the recovery area.


  • Be sure you understand your physician’s instructions.
  • The nurses will instruct you about medication, diet, and rest requirements.
  • After surgery and at the time of discharge you may feel sleepy, tired, and dizzy.
  • It is natural to experience some discomfort or minor pain in the area of your surgery at the time of discharge.


  • Please arrange for a responsible adult to remain with you for 24-hours after surgery.
  • A nurse will contact you within 24-72 hours after discharge to evaluate your progress and answer any questions you may have.
  • If you experience difficulties or complications once you return home, please call your surgeon immediately.
  • If you cannot reach your surgeon or the doctor on call, please proceed to the nearest emergency room.

Tips for a Successful Recovery:

 Take it easy until your physician says you can resume normal activity.
Follow instructions for diet, rest, and medication.


Please call our staff with any questions during normal business hours
Monday – Thursday: 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM
(419) 627-8557

Anesthesia Services for our Surgical Center is provided by Capital Anesthesia Solutions.