Our staff is pleased that you have selected our facility for your surgery. You are a valued guest. Our goal is to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.
It is normal to have many questions about your surgery. If you have any additional questions or concerns, our professional staff is available to assist you.
The Day Before Your Surgery
Prior to your surgery, you many receive a phone call from one of our nurses. Your surfery date and time will be confirmed and you may be asked to provide necessary information for your medical record.
- DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING, including water and chewing gum, eight hours prior to your surgery. Eating or drinking before your surgery may result in your surgery being cancelled. You may brush your teeth and rinse, but do not swallow any liquid.
- FOLLOW ANY MEDICAL ORDERS GIVEN BY YOUR PHYSICIAN
- STOP TAKING BLOOD THINNERS, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, motrin, plavix, coumadin, and any other medications that contain aspirin. Please check with your physician as to exactly when these medications need to be STOPPED. Your surgery may be cancelled if you do not stop taking these medications as indicated by your physician.
- PROVIDE A LIST OF ALL YOUR MEDICATIONS, such as prescription, non-prescription, over-the-counter, herbs or any others you are taking and give the list to your physician and to our staff before your scheduled surgery.
- CALL YOUR SURGEON AND OUR SURGERY CENTER IF YOU FEEL ILL or if a change in your condition develops, such as a cold, fever, persistent cough, weakness or other signs of illness.
The Day of Surgery
Plan to arrive at the surgery center one hour before your scheduled surgery time.
Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home. State law requires that after any surgery involving anesthesia or sedation you must be discharged to a responsible person who can drive you home. If unable to arrange for someone to drive you home, we may be able to make arrangements to provide a driver at your cost, otherwise your surgery will be rescheduled.
Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and slip-on shoes. You will be given a patient gown to wear for your surgery.
Do not wear contact lenses, jewelry, make-up or nail polish. If needed, bring your prescription eye glasses, hearing aids and dentures with their cases for storage.
Bring proper identification and your insurance ID card and any co-payment that you have been asked to provide.
Upon arrival, please register at the front desk. You will be asked to verify your information and complete several brief forms.
You will be in the recovery room for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the surgery performed and the type of anesthesia given.
Prior to discharge from the surgery center, you will be given both verbal and written instructions concerning your post-operative care, medications, diet and follow-up as prescribed by your physician.
Expect a follow-up call at home from our nursing staff to check on your progress and to answer any questions you may have the day after your surgery.
You should have received, fully completed and signed the following forms prior to your procedure
- Advance Directive
- Consent to Treatment, Ownership Disclosure
- Ethnicity Form
- HIPAA Release
- Patient Rights
- Patient’s Responsibilities
If not, please contact our staff and they will make sure you have the forms you need.