Before The Procedure

  • How long will my surgery take?
  • Every procedure – and patient – is different. How long your procedure will take will vary. You can discuss the length of your procedure with your surgeon to better understand what to expect.
  • What time will my surgery take place and what if anything changes?
  • You will be contacted the day before your surgery to review the process and notify you of any last-minute changes to the schedule for your procedure.
  • Why am I being asked to arrive earlier than my scheduled surgery?
  • Arriving early provides time for us to check you in and get through your pre-operative preparations.
  • What if I’m not feeling well on the morning of my procedure?
  • Contact your physician’s office if you’re not feeling well on the day of your procedure, and let our staff know if you need to reschedule.


  • How long will I be in recovery after my procedure?
  • Just as every procedure is different so too is everyone’s recovery. How long you are in recovery following your procedure will vary. In general, however, you can expect to stay between an hour and an hour-and-a-half.
  • How long can I expect my at-home recovery to take?
  • This will also vary. You will receive post-operative instructions from your nurse with guidelines on when and how to safely resume your normal activities.
  • Why must I have an escort to bring me home after my procedure?
  • It is important to have an adult with you after your procedure for your safety. Anesthesia remains in your system for up to 24 hours. Driving during this time is unsafe.