What happens after a Craniotomy is performed?
After surgery, we move the patient to an intensive care unit, or ICU, for close monitoring of their vital signs and their exam.
The patient will be periodically examined and appropriate tests and exams performed.
The patient will remain in the hospital for a period time. The duration of the postoperative stay can vary from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the reason for the craniotomy.
This material is intended to give the patient an overview of surgical procedures and treatments and is not intended to replace the advice and guidance of a physician. Always consult with your doctor about the particular risks and benefits of your treatment.