After the Surgery

Following your surgery, you will go to the recovery room where you will be closely observed by registered nurses until you are able to sit up and take fluids.

After you have been discharged from the Berry Surgery Center, you should plan to spend time relaxing and resting in the comfort of your home. There are certain steps to follow to promote a smooth and speedy recovery.

For the first 24 hours following your surgery, do not drive, use any power tools or drink any alcoholic beverages. Resume your normal diet as tolerated unless otherwise instructed. If you are experiencing excessive pain, bleeding, have a temperature greater than 101 degrees Fahrenheit when measured orally, or develop a large bruise that is continually growing larger, please call your physician immediately.

The responsible adult who will escort you home must be available when you are ready to be discharged. You must have a responsible adult stay overnight with you at your home on the day of the surgery.

For any concerns, questions or in case of an emergency, call your doctor or go to the nearest emergency department.

The day after your surgery, a Berry Center registered nurse will contact you to evaluate your progress. At that time you may feel free to ask any questions you may have.


  • You must arrange for a responsible adult to bring you to the Berry Center, stay during surgery and drive you home.
  • You will not be able to drive or return to work the day of surgery.
  • Call (248) 851-6767 between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. the day before your surgery to confirm your surgery time.

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For more information about the DMC Berry Surgery Center, call 248-851-6767.