Post-Operative Care

After your surgery, you will be taken to one of our specialized recovery areas. Depending on the type of surgery performed, you may awaken in a private room, a standard recovery room, the intensive care unit or a critical care unit.

As your anesthesia wears off, you may feel groggy and confused. You likely won’t remember this early recovery period. Family members should expect to see you with multiple lines and tubes used to deliver medications, aid breathing and help with your recovery.

You will be asked about any discomfort you may experience, so that we can manage any post-operative symptoms effectively. (See the section on Anesthesia and Pain Management.)

If you have questions about pre- and post-operative care, please call the Wellmont Nurse Connection at 1-877-230-NURSE.