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  • Morristown Medical Center Surgery

  • 100 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5000
  • Pre-Registration

  • Phone: 1-866-424-7734
  • Pre-Admission Testing

  • Phone: 973-971-6800
  • Billing Questions

  • Phone: 1-800-619-4024
  • Anesthesia Department

  • Phone: 973-971-5548
  • Social Services

  • Phone: 973-971-5168
  • Patient Representative

  • Phone: 973-971-8840
  • Blood Bank

  • Phone: 973-971-5621
  • Surgical Waiting Room

  • Phone: 973-971-6001
  • Morristown Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center

  • 111 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-6900
  • Billing Questions

  • Phone: 1-800-619-4024
  • Pre-Admission Testing

  • Phone: 973-971-6800
  • Pre-Registration

  • Phone: 1-866-424-7734
  • Anesthesia Department

  • Phone: 973-971-5548
  • Family Surgery Program

  • Phone: 973-971-6795
  • Pre- and Post-Op Questions

  • Phone: 973-971-6841
  • Patient Representative

  • Phone: 973-971-8840

After Surgery (Post-Op)

When your surgery at Morristown Medical Center or Morristown Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center (111 Madison Ave.) is over, you will be taken to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), sometimes called “the recovery room,” where you will recover from anesthesia. You will be observed closely by specially trained nurses until the anesthesia wears off.

  • We will closely monitor your heartbeat, blood pressure and breathing with the same equipment used in the operating room.
  • Oxygen will be administered through a mask or nasal cannula (small prongs resting at the edge of your nostrils).
  • To assist circulation, elastic stockings and/or sequential compression devices may be on your legs.
  • Our staff will check the dressing over your incision frequently.
  • Depending on your surgery, you may have special drainage tubes that collect either urine or blood; these will be removed at a later time.
  • If you needed a special breathing tube while under anesthesia, you may wake with a mild sore throat; that will subside quickly.
  • You will remain in the PACU until you are awake and vital signs are normal; this can take from one to a few hours.

Visitation in the PACU

Morristown Medical Center (main hospital): To ensure privacy and well-being, visitation in the PACU is not encouraged. However, periodic updates are available.

Morristown Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center (111 Madison Ave.): During the first stage of recovery, which can be approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, visitors are not permitted. Visitation is allowed in the second stage of recovery and we will reunite you with your family member or visitor as soon as possible.

  • Morristown Medical Center Surgery

  • 100 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-5000
  • Pre-Registration

  • Phone: 1-866-424-7734
  • Pre-Admission Testing

  • Phone: 973-971-6800
  • Billing Questions

  • Phone: 1-800-619-4024
  • Anesthesia Department

  • Phone: 973-971-5548
  • Social Services

  • Phone: 973-971-5168
  • Patient Representative

  • Phone: 973-971-8840
  • Blood Bank

  • Phone: 973-971-5621
  • Surgical Waiting Room

  • Phone: 973-971-6001
  • Morristown Medical Ambulatory Surgery Center

  • 111 Madison Avenue
  • Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Phone: 973-971-6900
  • Billing Questions

  • Phone: 1-800-619-4024
  • Pre-Admission Testing

  • Phone: 973-971-6800
  • Pre-Registration

  • Phone: 1-866-424-7734
  • Anesthesia Department

  • Phone: 973-971-5548
  • Family Surgery Program

  • Phone: 973-971-6795
  • Pre- and Post-Op Questions

  • Phone: 973-971-6841
  • Patient Representative

  • Phone: 973-971-8840

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