After surgery, patients rest and recover in the “Step-Down-Recovery” area
In our Step-Down Recovery area, the patient is reunited with their family and can enjoy a light snack and liquids.
Prior to leaving the surgery center written instructions on caring for a patient at home are thoroughly reviewed by a nurse and the person responsible to provide care. After surgery, a nurse will call you to follow-up on your condition.
If, for any reason, you or your family have concerns following your return home, a Washington Orthopaedic Center physician is on call 24 hours a day to respond to your concerns. For any after hour concerns call (360) 227-5123 to reach our on-call physician.