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Patient Guidelines

Pre-Operative - Day Prior
  • A nurse from the center will contact you prior to your surgery to review your health history, medications and pre-operative instructions.

  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY.   This includes water and gum

  • Please do NOT take any medications after midnight unless instructed by your surgeon or nurse at the facilty.

  • Please make arrangements for a responsible friend or relative to drive you home after surgery or accompany you home.   You will not be allowed to leave alone and unattended.   The staff can NOT discharge patients to taxi, limo or ride-sharing drivers.

  • Notify your physician immediately if your medical condition changes, such as cold, fever or flu.

  • PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY.   FAILING TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE DELAY, CANCELLATION AND/OR RESCHEDULING OF YOUR SURGERY.

Nurse Making Notes
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IMPORTANT - PLEASE REMEMBER:

  • Bring a copy of photo ID - both front and back

  • Bring a copy of your current health insurance card.  Make sure it includes the front and back sides.

 

  • Bring a method of payment for any co-pays, deductibles and estimated co-insurance.

  • Should you have any specific questions regarding your surgical procedure, please contact your surgeon's office.

Day of Surgery

 

  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY.   This includes water and gum

  • If it is necessary for you to take medication by the directive of your physician, please do so with only a sip of water.

  • Wear loose comfortable clothing

  • Do not bring any jewelry or valuables other than your personal ID, insurance benefits card and payment (we do not accept personal checks).   Wearing contact lenses is NOT advised.

  • Please make arrangements for a responsible friend or relative to drive you home after surgery or accompany you home.   You will be discharged to your car by wheelchair.   You must have a responsible adult present to drive you home and to care for you after surgery.   Our staff can NOT discharge you to a taxi, limo or ride-sharing service driver.

  • Notify your physician immediately if your medical condition changes, such as cold, fever or flu.

  • PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AS THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOUR SAFETY.   FAILING TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN THE DELAY, CANCELLATION AND/OR RESCHEDULING OF YOUR SURGERY.

Post Operative - Day After

 

  • It is not unusual to feel a little sleepy, lightheaded or dizzy several hours after surgery..

  • DO NOT drive, smoke, drink alcoholic beverages or operate machinery for 24 hours.

  • Your surgeon will likely prescribe pain relief medication, as needed, for at-home use following surgery.

  • You will be provided with post-operative instructions regarding diet, exercise and medications.   The nurses will carefully review these with you and address any questions you may have.

  • You will receive a survey to take home with you after your procedure.   Please take a moment to complete it and mail it back in the pre-postage envelope provided.   Your constructive feedback is invaluable to us.

  • A nurse from the Surgery Center will attempt to contact you the day after surgery to check in on your progress.