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Intubation in the recovery room is not necessary.

In our unit, the patient remains in the operating room until the swallowing reflex returns, eye opening and extremity movements are documented.

The length of stay in recovery is relatively brief. It usually lasts between 1/2 hour and 2 hours post-procedure. This interval depends on the level of anesthesia during the procedure and the patient’s metabolism.

Post-anesthesia care in recovery is provided by the anesthesia personnel. Resuscitation equipment is available to them along with standard monitoring devices.

The decision to discharge the patient from the recovery room depends on a given patient’s clinical progression.

At our center, we use the Aldrette scoring system, which relies on mobility, the patient’s breathing and circulation, the level of consciousness, and the skin color and turgor, each of which receive a score of 0 to 2.

All of our patients are kept overnight in the hospital for observation.