Madison Surgery Center

Home care


Rest and limit your activity for a few days until you feel back to normal. For the next 24–48 hours:

  • Do not drive a car or use heavy machinery, or while taking narcotic pain medicine

  • Do not drink alcohol

  • Do not take any medicine unless prescribed by your doctor

  • Do not make important decisions

Follow-up phone call from nurse

One of our nurses may call you the next business day to see how you are doing and answer your questions.

When to call your doctor

Call the doctor right away if you have:

  • Heavy bleeding

  • Pain that is not relieved by pain medicine

  • Fever over 100° F (taken by mouth) for two readings taken four hours apart

  • Incision or drain sites become more painful, swollen, red and/or feel warmer than usual

  • Drainage or bleeding from your incision

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Problems urinating or emptying your bladder

Who to call

Refer to your discharge instructions as to how best to contact your doctor. If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the emergency room.

1 S Park St Medical Center
Madison Surgery Center
1 S. Park St., 3rd floor, Madison, WI 53715