Alternate Names : Brain Surgery
What happens right after the procedure?
After the procedure, the person will be taken to the surgery
recovery room or an intensive care unit. A breathing tube, or endotracheal
tube, may be left in place for a short time
until the effects of the anesthesia have worn off.
Since there is some risk involved with this surgery, a healthcare provider will
check vital signs often by doing the following:
Check the reaction of the person's pupils with a flashlight.
Ask the person simple questions to determine his or her mental status.
For instance, the person may be asked his or her name, the date, and where he or she
Evaluate movement in the person's arms and legs.
A turban-like dressing or soft adhesive dressing will be placed over the
incision. Pain medication will be given as needed.