After the procedure, you will spend several hours in a recovery room. Your healthcare team will watch your vital signs, such as your heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. You’ll be given pain medicine if you need it.
You may need to lie flat without bending your legs for several hours after the procedure. This is to help prevent bleeding from the incision site. You may be able to go home the same day. Your healthcare provider will tell you more about what to expect.
After you go home, you may need to take medicines to help prevent blood clots. You may need to take them for a short time, or take them for a longer time. You may also need to take antibiotics. Your healthcare provider will let you know about any other changes in your medicines. You can take pain medicine at home if you need it.
You can go back to your normal activities when you get home. But don’t do strenuous activities or heavy lifting for several days. Your doctor may give you more instructions.