Day of Discharge
Your discharge planning actually begins the day you arrive at the hospital for your surgery and continues until you leave.
On your day of discharge, you will be given a packet of information. This packet has your personal care instructions, such as how to take care of your surgical incision, suggestions about your activity level, and suggestions for changes to your diet. In some cases, you may attend a class before you leave that will also review this education with you and your family.
When you go home, it is important you understand the instructions for follow-up care. Appointments need to be made with your surgeon, cardiologist, and also your primary care physician as soon as possible when you go home. We can work with you if you need help making these appointments.
We encourage you and your family to be involved. During discharge, be ready with questions for your healthcare team about the discharge plan for you and ask for their contact information. They are happy to provide any answers you need. Our main goal is to get on your way to being healthy and happy.