What to expect before your day of surgery.
Will I have a pre-operative assessment appointment?
Yes. Prior to your day of surgery, you will be scheduled for a pre-operative assessment appointment. You will need to bring the following items with you to that appointment:
- Please bring photo identification and your insurance card(s). Our staff will need to verify and make copies when you check-in on the day of your pre-operative appointment.
- Please bring all surgery center forms we have requested you to fill out prior to your arrival at the surgery center on your day of pre-operative assessment.
- Please bring payment of any patient responsibility (e.g. co-payment or deductible).
Will I be contacted prior to my surgery by the facility?
Yes. You will be contacted the day before surgery by a nurse to verify the time you should arrive at the surgery center on your day of surgery and to answer any questions you may have. You may also be contacted by the anesthesiologist to review your medical history and discuss your anesthetic plan of care.
What tests are required prior to my surgery?
Any pre-operative tests will be determined by your physician or anesthesiologist and communicated to you prior to the date of your surgery during your pre-operative assessment appointment.
Should I arrange a ride to the facility?
Yes. You will not be allowed to drive after surgery. Please arrange for a responsible adult to stay at the surgery center while you are here for your procedure and to drive you home after you are discharged.
What may I eat and drink before surgery?
Your physician or a pre-operative nurse will inform you of eating and drinking restrictions prior to surgery. It is very important that you follow the provided instructions. If you do not, your surgery may be delayed or cancelled.