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Once your surgery in complete, foll

During this period, it is important that you follow these instructions:

  • After your surgery you MUST be accompanied by a responsible adult, who may either drive you home or accompany you home in a taxi. Public transportation is not acceptable.

  • You must have a responsible adult stay with you for the rest of the day and night.

  • If you are from out of town, you should avoid long distance travel until the day after surgery.

  • If you cannot arrange to have someone accompany you, please contact Cambie Surgery Centre, or your surgeon’s office, prior to your date of surgery.

  • Do not operate motor vehicles, boats, power tools or machinery for 24 hours.

  • Do not sign or enter any legal contract for 24 hours.

  • Do not return to work the day of surgery.

  • It is common to feel sleepy once you get home or hotel. Rest quietly at home for the rest of the day.

  • Lie flat if you feel dizzy or lightheaded.

  • Drink non-citric juice or non-diet soft drinks for the first 4 – 6 hours. Light meals are recommended following your operation (i.e., soup, toast, Jell-O).

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages or use cannabis products while taking pain medication.

  • Avoid any drugs apart from those prescribed drugs such as prescribed pain killers or antibiotics. Your surgeon will go over this with you.

  • If you have any questions or concerns regarding post-operative side effects or symptoms, please call your surgeon.

Following Surgery with General Anesthesia or Intravenous Sedation

If you are having or had General Anesthesia or Intravenous Sedation as part of your surgery, there are a few side-effects and precautionary measures to be aware of as it can take 24 to 36 hours for the full effects of the drugs to wear off.

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