You’ll be provided a set of pre-operative instructions describing how you should prepare for surgery. This will cover things like activities, foods and medications to avoid prior to surgery. It’s important that you familiarize yourself with and follow those instructions. It’s also important to arrange for a responsible adult to be available to take you home after the surgery and stay with you the first night if necessary.
Day of Surgery
You’ll meet with Dr. Griner and the anesthesiologist prior to surgery. This is a good chance for any last minute questions. The actual length of surgery varies from patient to patient however typically takes under 2 hours. greatly from patient to patient. Dr. Griner will discuss this and any other questions with you prior to surgery. Afterwards you’ll be moved into your recovery room which will typically last 1 to 1 1/2 hours before you’ll be discharged. You’ll want to
Temporary tightness and swelling is common after surgery. Most patients find it helpful to manage the postoperative pain and discomfort with medication that will be prescribed. You’ll need to limit your activity for the first 2-3 weeks after surgery. You’ll be provided with post-operative instructions with more detailed instructions to follow for a fast and successful recovery.