You’ll be provided a set of pre-operative instructions describing how you should prepare for surgery. This will cover things like activities, foods and medications to avoid prior to surgery. It’s important that you familiarize yourself with and follow those instructions. It’s also important to arrange for a responsible adult to be available to take you home after the surgery and stay with you the first night if necessary.
Day of Surgery
You’ll meet with Dr. Griner and the anesthesiologist prior to surgery. This is a good chance for any last minute questions. The actual surgery typically takes less than 3 hours. Afterwards you’ll be moved into your recovery room which will typically last 1 to 1 1/2 hours before you’ll be discharged.
After surgery you’ll need to restrict certain activities that involve heavy lifting or vigorous arm movements for up to 4 weeks. Most women return to work approximately 10 – 14 days after surgery. You’ll be provided with a detailed list activities to avoid and things to be aware of post surgery.