Planning for leaving the hospital

Planning for leaving the hospital will help you prepare for the care you will need after your surgery. The Hysterectomy surgery (care map) and Hysterectomy: Same day discharge (care map) will tell you how long you may be in the hospital and what to expect during your stay.

Making plans for when you leave the hospital is a very important part of your recovery. Your health care team will work with you and your family to help develop your discharge plan. By using this plan, you and your family can make most discharge arrangements before your surgery.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Preparing for Your Hysterectomy, gyn-ah-95582
Reviewed By: Allina Health Patient Education experts
First Published: 04/25/2013
Last Reviewed: 11/30/2015