What happens after endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery?
The patient is moved to a postoperative recovery area (called PACU) where vital signs (blood pressure, respiration, and heart rate) can be closely monitored. Painkillers are given as needed.
Once fully awake, we will move the patient to another room. The patient will be asked to increase activity level by sitting in a chair or walking. Patients may feel symptoms such as headache, nasal congestion or nausea. Medications will be given to control these symptoms if they occur.
We will take CT or MRI scans a day after surgery. The patient will be allowed to go home about 24 to 48 hours after the surgery.
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.