Length of stay will depend on the surgery carried out and I will advise you approximately how long you can expect to stay in hospital; this will be confirmed after your operation. Although insurers and hospitals will place an expected length of stay on any procedure, it is in general better to keep any inpatient time to a minimum. You will be discharged as soon as safe and able.
Please make arrangements for a friend or family member to take you home. If you are having day surgery it is recommended that you have a responsible adult with you for the first 24 hours following surgery. If there is no one available to be with you during this time it is recommended that you stay in hospital overnight.
You will be given medications and painkillers to take with you. You will be given advice and information by the physiotherapists on the exercises and the ‘do’s and don’ts’. A letter will be sent to your GP (with your consent) explaining your operation and treatment.