Information Regarding your surgery
Your surgeon will schedule your surgery with the facility. You will be admitted, have your procedure performed, recover and be discharged in a matter of hours, so that you can fully recover in the comfort of your own home. One of the benefits of ambulatory surgery is that it enables your family to stay with you, both before and after your operation. There is a comfortable waiting area to accommodate them during your surgery.
What to expect/Preparing for your surgery:
Arrive at the facility at least 1 hour before your scheduled surgery time.
Bring your insurance or Medicare card and any secondary insurance information with you.
If you have a living will and you wish us to honor it, you must provide a copy for our files at this facility.
Make arrangements for someone to drive you from the surgical center
Make arrangements for an adult to stay with you for the first 24 hours after you leave the surgical center
Take medicines for your heart, blood pressure, lungs or antibiotics on schedule with a small sip of water. Any other medicines should be held until after your surgery unless specifically instructed otherwise by your surgeon or anesthesiologist.
Be sure to shower or bathe the evening before, or the morning of your surgery.
Wear simple clothing that will accommodate a dressing on your surgical site. You will be required to change into a hospital gown prior to surgery, and change back into your own clothes when you are discharged.
If there is any possibility that you could be pregnant, you MUST inform your surgeon as soon as possible.
Do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. It is very important that you have an empty stomach prior to receiving anesthetic. This is for your safety. Nothing should be taken by mouth for at least 8 hours before your procedure including candy, gum, etc.
Do NOT smoke the morning prior to your surgery
Do NOT bring any valuables with you to the surgical center. Remove all jewelry, contact lenses, etc. and remove all the nail polish on the surgical limb, if applicable to your procedure.
Do NOT hesitate to contact the surgery center. A nurse will attempt to contact you at home the day before your surgery. If you will not be available or prefer not to be contacted by our office, please call us at 778-9770 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.