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You will be removed from the machine, and you will be moved to recovery room for observation for 1-2 hours. Once you have been determined to be stable, all the monitoring equipment and catheters will be removed. Your physician will come by to evaluate you, and to explain to you the post treatment care that you may need. Your physician will let you know when you can go home, almost always the same day and when you will need to return for a follow-up visit.
When to call your doctor
If you experience severe pain that is not relieved by the medication prescription, bleeding, or fever of 100°F or higher within 48 hours of treatment, call your physician. You may receive a follow-up phone call the next day, or you may be scheduled for a post-treatment follow-up visit.
The Stanford Medicine Online Second Opinion program offers you easy access to our world-class doctors. It’s all done remotely and you don’t have to visit our hospital or one of our clinics for this service. You don’t even need to leave home!