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You will be brought to the recovery room after your surgery where a nurse will take care of you until the effects of anesthesia wear off. Patients usually spend a minimum of 30 minutes in Phase I.
- You will be asked frequent questions to determine if the anesthesia is wearing off.
- You may have an oxygen mask on your face.
- Your blood pressure, pulse and respiration will be checked frequently.
- Should you experience nausea or vomiting from the anesthesia, it can be treated with medication.
- You may experience a sore throat if a tube was inserted in your windpipe to help you breathe during surgery.
- Once you are awake, you will be encouraged to take some fluids.
- Your intravenous line will be removed once you can drink fluids.
- You will be assisted off your cart and into chair.
- A family member or friend may join you.
- The average recovery time is between one and three hours.
Pain may increase as the anesthesia wears off. Ask your nurse for pain medication to avoid discomfort that may delay your recovery.