How long you stay in the hospital depends on your surgery and other things related to your health. In most cases, you are ready to go home from the hospital when you can:
Before you go home:
You may need some help once you are home. Sometimes this is just for a day or 2, sometimes it can be longer depending on the type of surgery you had. It may take up to a few months before you fully recover or are back to all of your usual activities. Talk to your healthcare team if you have any concerns about your recovery.
Your ERAS Care Pathway doesn't stop when you leave the hospital. To help your recovery at home:
Current as of: October 7, 2022
Author: Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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