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The Process

Before Surgery

Day of Surgery

In the Operating Room

Once you are under general anesthesia:

After Surgery

Following surgery, you will be taken to the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) also called the recovery room.  You will be in recovery anywhere from 1 to 2 hours and transferred to your room as long as you are in stable condition.

Your physician will meet your family after surgery in the waiting area to discuss your condition.

Getting Ready for Surgery

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