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What will happen right after my operation?​​​​​
  • You will wake up in the operating room after the surgery and be taken to the PACU (post anesthetic recovery room). No visitors are allowed at this time.
  • You will usually stay for 1 to 2 hours while the nurses monitor you.
  • When you are stable, you will be taken to the Nursing Unit within the ICU or on 6a. Visitors are allowed to visit you there.
  • Your fluid balance (what you drink and urine output) will be closely monitored through your catheter. This tube will be removed 1 to 2 days after your surgery.
  • Your nurse will continue to check how much you are drinking and urinating. They may ask you to keep a record of this.
How will I feel after my operation?​​​​​
  • Your nose may feel congested (stuffy) after surgery and you may find it difficult to breathe through your nose at first. You may find it easier to breathe through your mouth.
  • You may have gauze covering your nose for any drainage (fluid leaking) that can happen immediately after surgery
How can I take care of myself after my operation?

Try to avoid blowing your nose, sneezing, or coughing a lot or hard for 1 to 2 weeks. This will help the inside of your nose heal. It may also reduce your risk of nose bleeds.

How long will I stay in the hospital?

Usually, you will be ready to go home about 2 to 3 days after your surgery. The hospital discharge time is before 11:00 am. You need to have a family member or friend take you home.

Before you leave:

  • You will get a discharge package that includes an information sheet, follow-up appointments, and a prescription for medicine, if needed.
  • If you had nasal splints put in (ask about this before you leave), you will have an appointment to have them removed. You should have an appointment time scheduled before you leave the hospital.
  • If your discharge is on the weekend, we will contact you with an appointment in a few days. If you do not receive an appointment, please contact you doctor’s office.
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