When your surgery with Dr. Brenner has been completed and your dressings are in place, you will be moved to the recovery room. You will be connected to monitoring equipment constantly. During this period, a fully trained recovery room nurse will take care of you and remain with you at all times. The registered nurses in the recovery room are specially certified for advanced cardiac life support. The recovery room is equipped just like a hospital, and that is one of the reasons that the Rox Center is fully accredited.
Your stay in the recovery room will last from one to four hours, depending on how soon you are ready to leave. Most patients are fully awake within 30-60 minutes after surgery but may not remember much about their stay in the recovery room.