Post-Surgery Instructions for Local Anesthesia Patients



  • Rest at home following local anesthesia.
  • You can continue your regular diet at home, otherwise as advised by your doctor.
  • Call your doctor if your temperature is 101 degrees or higher.
  • If your doctor did not prescribe pain medication, you may take your usual non-prescribed medication.  If your pain is not relieved, call your doctor.
  • If you had regional anesthesia, such as an arm or leg block, your arm may be numb or insensitive to pain or temperature for up to 24 hours.
  • If you have any questions, please call your doctor.
    • If you are unable to reach your doctor, please call Grand Avenue Surgical Center at 312.222.5610.