Acoustic Neuroma Surgery Recovery
Recovering from acoustic neuroma surgery usually requires 4 to 6 days in the hospital. The length of your acoustic neuroma surgery recovery will depend on a few different factors. As you leave the hospital to continue your acoustic neuroma surgery recovery at home, your healthcare providers will discuss any symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
Acoustic Neuroma Surgery Recovery: Leaving the Operating RoomAfter acoustic neuroma surgery, you will be moved to the intensive care unit (ICU) where you will be monitored closely as you recover from the anesthesia. You will be kept here until your healthcare providers feel that you are recovering well, usually overnight.
Sometimes, during recovery, patients may shiver or experience nausea. Both of these symptoms can be related to anesthesia. Your healthcare providers can give you medication to help with these symptoms. Warm blankets will also be available to comfort you.
Following acoustic neuroma surgery, it is common to feel some pain. Pain medicine can be given should you feel any discomfort.
Remember that your healthcare providers want you to recover without any problems, so be sure to report anything that feels abnormal or "not right."
Acoustic Neuroma Surgery Recovery: Leaving the ICUAfter your acoustic neuroma surgery recovery in the ICU, you will be transferred to a regular hospital room. Here your family and friends will be able to visit with you at the scheduled visiting times.
You will remain in the hospital for 4 to 6 days after your acoustic neuroma surgery. However, it is possible that your stay may be longer, depending on the how well your surgery went and how well you are recovering. Your healthcare providers will regularly update you and your family regarding your recovery.
Because the first few days can be uncomfortable, pain medications will be provided to keep you as comfortable as possible.