After surgery, you will be taken to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). PACU nurses are specially trained to care for patients who are recovering from anesthesia. If you are experiencing pain or nausea, medication is available for your comfort. You will stay in the PACU for one to two hours after your surgery. Visitors are not allowed in the PACU, so your family will wait in the family waiting area until you leave the PACU. Your family will be updated on your recovery by the Surgical Services Patient Liaison.