I was under general anesthesia in a surgical suite setting for my surgery and was able to attend a banquet that very same evening. Rx for Vicodin, needed it for the first few days, and was painfully sore for about a week. I could've returned to work earlier, but just chose to be lazy!
Overall, a wonderful experience with well-trained and compassionate doctors, nurses, and hospital staff. They made sure I was comfortable before, during, and after the procedure, giving personalized attention and even calling me afterwards to check on my recovery. Even the nurses doing my bloodwork and other pre-ops were courteous and prompt. Nothing like what I'd expect from typical hospital-like settings. I highly recommend Dr. Rock and the St. Luke's tower staff!