What happens on the day of the head and neck surgery?
You will need to arrive at the hospital for about 2 hours before your surgery starts.
It is unnecessary for friends or family members to stay at the hospital on the day of the head and neck surgery. The procedure is long, lasting sometimes eight to twelve hours. As soon as the surgery is over, family members will be notified. It is also good to know that it is not uncommon for patients to be kept asleep and on a breathing machine for the first night after the surgery.