After Surgery


Once the physician assesses your condition and approves you for discharge from the center, you will be able to go home. Most patients are discharged from 30 minutes to three hours following surgery, depending on the procedure. You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions that will be very important for you to follow. Your escort must be available to discuss instructions with the care team before you will be allowed to go home.


Post-Operative Care: 
It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for up to 12 to 24 hours after surgery. If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room. A nurse from our center will call you the day after your surgery to check on your recovery.

The Matthews Surgery Center values of compassion, diversity, personal excellence, and teamwork guide our actions and behaviors as we work together to achieve our vision and further our mission.

Matthews Surgery Center is affiliated with Novant Health and OrthoCarolina. Matthews Surgery Center specializes in orthopaedic surgery and pain management for adult and pediatric patients.

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