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Recovery & Support After Surgery

Your successful recovery is our primary concern. The process will vary depending on the circumstances of your condition. The overall length of stay may be from one to four weeks following surgery.

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Neurosurgery Clinic hours: 7 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
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If you're seeking a second opinion, please give us a call. (Second opinions are not provided via online requests.) We will be happy to have one of our specialists contact you to discuss your request.

The length of your hospital stay will depend on:

  • The size and type of the aneurysm
  • Whether the aneurysm ruptured or remained unruptured
  • Where the aneurysm was located in the brain
  • The treatment procedure that was performed

Most patients will initially recover for the first few days in the neurointensive care unit (neuro ICU) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Once the patient is transferred from the neuro ICU, our physicians will closely monitor the pressure levels of the brain to evaluate if there are any complications or bleeding. If all is well, no further rehabilitation may be needed.

Factors that influence recovery may also include: your health status before the procedure, as well as your physical and emotional response after treatment.

St. Joseph's Hospital

Exceptional care in the heart of downtown St. Paul.

Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1853, St. Joseph's is proud to hold the distinction as Minnesota's first hospital.

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45 West 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102

Please note: We have a significant construction project taking place in our parking ramp, so please allow extra time for parking.

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After recovery: Patient follow-up

A patient's follow-up, on a local and national level, will be facilitated through ongoing communication between his or her local physicians and our medical team. This collaborative approach is organized to continually assess patient needs as they surface.

Join our Brain Aneurysm Support Group

We understand that even with the best medical care, people still need a great deal of support. To assist our patients who have been diagnosed with a brain condition, we offer the following support groups.

Sorry, there are no classes available at this time.