Before Your Surgery or Procedure
The business day before your surgery, a staff member from this facility will attempt to call you to confirm your appointment time. If you can't be reached by phone, please call the center between the hours of 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM the business day before. They will ask you questions regarding current or past medical conditions, allergies and medications you are taking, and your insurance and billing information. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have and be sure to let the staff know of any special needs.
- The facility's nurse will instruct you as to what time you are to stop eating and drinking prior to your procedure.
- If you take medication for any condition, ask your doctor and/or the facility's nurse whether or not to take it the day of your procedure.
- For women, if there is any possibility you are pregnant, please notify your doctor and the facility's nurse.
- Leave all valuables at home, including watches, rings, jewelry and wallets.
- Notify your physician of any change in your health, such as a cold, fever or sore throat.
- For your safety, please arrange for an adult to drive you home afterwards. You will not be allowed to drive yourself home.
Day of Your Surgery or Procedure
- Leave all valuables at home, including watches, rings, jewelry, wallets and purses. Remove any body piercings.
- Arrive promptly at the scheduled time. This will allow adequate time for all necessary admission procedures.
- Please bring your insurance and identification cards including driver's license. If special financial arrangements are necessary, please call the Surgery Center prior to admission.
- Be sure to bring any paperwork your doctor gave you, such as test results or your medical history, and a list of medications you are taking.
- Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.
- Upon arrival, you will change into a gown and slippers which we provide. You will be asked to remove all jewelry, contact lenses, dentures and any prosthesis.
- You will have the opportunity to meet with the anesthesiologist and/or anesthesia provider prior to entering the operating room. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning your anesthesia.
- One to two family members may wait with the patient in the preoperative holding area. For the safety and privacy of all patients, family members are not allowed to accompany the patient into the operating room or procedure areas.
- When you are taken to the Operating Room you will be required to power off your cell phone, or leave it with a family member.
Next Step - Read the Post-Op Instructions.
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