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After Surgery

Immediately following surgery, you will be admitted to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) and monitored for 24 hours.

The following day, you will be moved to the step-down unit for a day or two, and then transferred to a regular room.

For 3 to 5 days after surgery, you will be kept on a feeding tube (NPO - nothing by mouth) and receive a barium esophagram to assess your anastomosis. Once you have been cleared, you may take liquids.

Approximately 7 to 10 days after surgery you will be discharged to return home.

Visiting Hours

For information about visiting hours, please contact your hospital directly:

  • Tisch Hospital: (212) 263-7300
  • Bellevue Hospital: (212) 562-1000
  • Veterans Affairs Hospital: (212) 686-7500