Whether you have sedation or general anesthesia, for your safety, you will not be permitted to leave New Century Spine and Outpatient Surgical Institute alone.
A family member or other responsible adult must drive you home or accompany you in a taxi. You must make these arrangements prior to your surgery date. If you need transportation, the center will provide it within a one-hour distance. If you are self pay, the cost will be $50 one way.
Because it takes time for the effects of anesthesia to wear off completely:
- Do not drive for 24 hours following surgery.
- Do not operate any machinery.
- Do not make any major decisions for at least 24 hours.
- Do not drink alcohol.