Patient Guidelines - After Surgery

What to expect during the first few days after your surgery:

  • Patients who have received sedation or general anesthesia should not drive or operate a vehicle for 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Patients sometimes experience minor after-effects from anesthesia such as drowsiness, nausea, muscle aches, a sore throat and occasional dizziness or headaches.
  • These after-effects lessen rapidly in the hours following your procedure. The majority of patients do not feel up to their typical activities the next day, usually due to general tiredness or surgical discomfort.
  • Plan to take it easy for a few days until you feel back to normal. Know that a period of recovery at home is common and to be expected.
  • Call your doctor if you have questions about the operative site, what you can and cannot do, or when you can return to work.

Patient Satisfaction

Patient Satisfaction is not only an important factor in providing quality medical care, but is fundamental to the McLaren Port Huron mission. You may receive a patient satisfaction survey in the mail after you are discharged. We strive for 5's (Very Good) however, if we do not deserve a "5" please let us know; your opinions/comments are most welcome and help us improve our patient services.

How to contact us after surgery

Director of Periop Services Kathleen McKenna (810) 989-3208
Operating Room Nurse Manager (810) 989-3240
Billing (810) 989-3166
Hospital Chaplin (810) 989-3110
Patient Advocate (810) 989-3565
Pharmacy (810) 989-3455
Hospital (Main) (810) 987-5000

Visitation Information

Visiting hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

  • Spouses, significant others, clergy and caregivers are always welcome, regardless of the time.
    • Children under the age of 12 years old will not be permitted to visit the patient, except in special circumstances.
    • Children between 12-16 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.