Instructions for your Surgery
If you are having anesthesia, the Pre-op Nurse will be calling you prior to your surgical date to obtain your medical history, and answer questions about your upcoming surgery. Your surgery may be rescheduled or cancelled if these instructions are not observed.
You may also complete your medical history questionnaire online www.onemedicalpassport.com
Medical Passports are secure, online patient-controlled accounts that provide medical history information. Patients can send information to their healthcare team and easily update their Medical Passport for any subsequent procedures.
What To Do On The Day Of Your Procedure
To make your Surgery Center visit as easy as possible, there are several things you should do ahead of time:
- Arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery. This is required if you are having ahesthesia.
- Arrange for someone to be with you the first night if you are having a surgery.
- Bathe or shower in the morning & wear clean, comfortable clothing. Remove all makeup prior to arriving.
- Do not bring valuables with you to the surgery center.
- Do not wear jewelry, watches and metal body piercings.
- Bring a list of all your current prescription medications.
- Bring your insurance card & a photo ID.
Our entrance is on the front of the building. For most procedures your arrival time will be 30 minutes to 1 hour before the surgery start time. You will receive this time from the pre-op nurse who will call you prior to your surgery. To ensure your safety, we require that a driver must come with you for your surgery and remain on premises during your procedure if you are having anesthesia or sedation. Our surgeons will not be able to start your case if your driver is not in waiting room at that time. If you have not planned for transportation home, your surgery will be postponed or cancelled until you have arranged for a responsible adult to drive you home.