After the Operation
When you awaken from anesthesia, in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), you may need to stay for a time in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU). Family visitors, except for young children, are allowed in the SICU. The SICU staff will make decisions about when and how many people can visit. We make this decision based on your needs and preferences. Your nurse can guide your family as to when they can visit and when you need to rest.
The SICU has a special waiting area for family members. This room has a telephone, television and reclining chairs. A SICU staff member can direct your family to this area.
Once you are feeling strong enough, you will move to our inpatient unit on the 10th floor of the Farr Building, which is on the West Campus.
- The telephone number at the nurses' station is 617-632-8731. The best time to call is between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., although family members may call at any time. We encourage you to select one primary person as point of contact, who can then update your loved ones about your progress.
- Visiting hours on Farr 10 are every day, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.