Mercy Robotic Surgery
What to Expect
As part of our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus, we are committed to ensuring that all Mercy robotic surgery patients are well-educated about, and well-prepared for, their surgical procedure. Please talk with your doctor about any concerns you have or call us at 866-987-6372 to schedule a consultation. Following are some common questions and answers about what to expect when you come to Mercy for your robotic surgical care.
What should I expect before surgery?
Upon arrival at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center you will be greeted and escorted to our preoperative area. You will be prepared for surgery in this area. The nurse will ask you several questions to assure that you are properly prepared for the procedure and the anesthesiologist will also ask about any prior surgeries you may have had. Often your surgeon will also stop by to make sure that any questions or concerns you have are addressed.
What should I expect during my surgery?
After all of your questions have been answered and you’re ready, the nurse will come to the preoperative area and escort you to the surgical suite. Upon entering the room, every staff member will introduce themselves and describe their role during surgery. The nurse will make sure your loved ones receive periodic updates on the progress of your surgery and the estimated time of completion.
What should I expect after surgery?
After the procedure is finished, you will then be transferred to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Here, you will be closely monitored by our highly skilled nursing staff to ensure your smooth transition to the recovery unit.
Before being discharged from the hospital, nursing staff will answer any questions you have about your care and any restrictions. Specific instructions, after surgery care and full recovery time varies depending on the type of surgery. Typically, patients will schedule a follow-up visit with their surgeon to make sure everything is going smoothly after they have returned home. The most important thing to concentrate on after you get home is to follow your doctor’s after surgery guidelines and care for yourself. As always, if you have any questions regarding your surgery or recovery, consult your physician immediately.