Following Your Procedure

The day after your procedure, a nurse from Bradenton Surgery Center will call to check on your recovery.

Results for pathology take up to 14 business days to be returned and your physician will go over them with you at your follow-up appointment.

Please notify your physician if you experience prolonged discomfort or any abnormal change in symptoms. If these symptoms persist or become more serious, please call 911.

After anesthesia:

• Be sure to have a ride home and you should not drive or operate heavy machinery for 24 hours following your procedure.

• Do not plan to make any important decisions or sign financial documents following your procedure.

• Eat lightly, unless otherwise instructed by your physician, and drink plenty of fluids following your procedure. Avoid alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours.

• If you experience serious pain or any adverse symptoms discussed in your discharge instructions, call 911.