surgical services

When You Are Discharged

Navigating the post-operative recovery period

Once you have been discharged from Adventist Health Sonora following a surgical procedure, you will be given written instructions to help you care for yourself at home. The instructions will be tailored to your specific condition and procedure.

Sample Discharge Instructions

A day or so following your surgery, a nurse from the surgical services department will call you. They’ll check on your progress and answer any questions that you may have.

For your comfort and safety, please do not drive, operate machinery, drink alcoholic beverages or take any medications not prescribed by your physician for 24 hours after your surgery.

Your physician will provide necessary medical and surgical follow-up.