How common is outpatient surgery? I am having THR end of June and the Dr. said it would be outpatient and I would go home the same day. I can't believe this?! 13 years ago I had THR and I was in the hospital for a week. Have things really changed?
Yes, they have changed a lot, if you are healthy with no complications, surgeons will plan a same day surgery.Have things really changed?
It is not everyone's preference and there is still the issue of a two person decision. Yours and your doctors. Some doctors actually ditch the financial aspect and acquiesce to the patients request.Yes, they have changed a lot, if you are healthy with no complications, surgeons will plan a same day surgery.Have things really changed?
You will be sent home once you are up and waking and can do enough stairs for your home.
Patients do very well at home in their own bed, not being awakened at random times for various tests, allows better rest and healing.
If for some reason you are not ready to go home will be be kept until the next day.
This, on the other hand...The doctor said I should stay the night in a hotel and drive back to Florida the next day.