Please read the following important information completely.
Prior to Surgery
You will receive a phone call from a nurse approximately one to two weeks before your scheduled procedure. The specific instructions for the pre-operative period will be given to you during that call. This call also helps our employees in preparation for your care.
Please talk to your doctor about any daily medications you are currently taking, especially for heart, diabetes or blood pressure. Be sure to mention any over-the-counter drugs that you take including aspirin, Bufferin, Nuprin, Advil or Motrin, vitamins, or herbs.
If you develop a cold, fever, infection, any inflammation or broken skin near the surgery site, notify the Surgery Center as soon as possible. It may be necessary to postpone your surgery until a further assessment has been completed. If you are or think you may be pregnant, it is important that you inform your surgeon or nurse.
Every patient must be accompanied by an adult at the time of discharge. This person assumes responsibility for your care for twenty-four hours. You cannot drive or be left alone. If no ride is available, your surgery will be rescheduled.
Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must sign the release for surgery and remain in the Surgery Center until the minor is discharged. Legal guardians must bring written proof of guardianship on the day of surgery. Without this documentation, surgery may be delayed or cancelled.
You are encouraged to bring your child’s favorite toy or blanket. Children may come to the surgery center wearing their pajamas.
Please bring an empty bottle or sippy cup if your child can’t drink from a glass. Bring formula to offer as a second choice, if your child doesn’t want juice following surgery.
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING (INCLUDING WATER) AFTER MIDNIGHT the night before your surgery unless you have been otherwise instructed by your physician. Please limit the use of caffeine, alcohol and tobacco for 24 hours prior to your surgery and refrain from smoking after midnight.
Day of Surgery
Please bring your driver’s license or other photo identification and insurance card(s).
Female patients may need to provide a urine sample once they arrive at the Surgery Center.
Information for Family Member/Patients Driver:
- Patients can expect to be at our facility a minimum of 3 hours and in some cases much longer. Family members are expected to stay on site during the patient’s entire visit.
- Free Wi-Fi is available in our waiting area, so family members are encouraged to bring their personal electronic devices to occupy their wait time.
- All patients will need a responsible adult to drive them home from our facility.