After surgery, patient is typically kept overnight in the post-surgical intensive care to recover sufficiently from surgery. As the anaesthesia wears down it is normal to experience mild grogginess, pain etc.
It is important to monitor vital signs of the patient immediately after surgery. For this you will be taken to the recovery room where a trained nurse will provide you with the necessary care. Sore throat, dry mouth, chills and blurred vision may be some of the symptoms that need to be addressed during your time in the recovery room. It is essential that you report any pain or discomfort in the area of surgery. You can also ask for pain medication. After adequate time in the recovery room, doctors will suggest to shift the patient to an intensive care, normal ward or room, as the case may be.
It is best for your care-givers to be present in the waiting room before your surgery ends, so that the surgeon can speak to them. In case they leave the designated area near the completion of your surgery, they can miss out on interacting with the surgeon. Your surgeon can answer queries and concerns of your care-givers and family members regarding your surgery, well-being and future course of action for treatment and discharge.