PREPARING FOR SURGERY
Every surgery or procedure is unique. You should always consult your physician with specific questions about your surgery or procedure. The following instructions are presented as general guidelines. if they differ from or contradict those given by your physician or nurse, always defer to the instructions from the medical professional.
Prior to you surgery, a staff member will call to confirm your surgery time and ask questions regarding your medical conditions, allergies and medications.
Your physician or a facility nurse will tell you what time you are to stop eating and drinking prior to your surgery.
If you take medication for any condition, ask your physician or a facility nurse whether to take it the day of surgery.
Notify your physician if there is any change in your health, such as cold, fever or sore throat, the week before your surgery.
For women, if there is any possibility you are pregnant, please, notify your physician and a facility nurse.
If special financial arrangements are necessary, please call our business office prior to your surgery date.
DAY OF SURGERY
Bathe the morning of your surgery. Be sure your hair is dry.
Do not use any styling products or wear make up, perfume or nail polish.
You will be asked to remove contact lenses, dentures and any prosthesis.
Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Upon your arrival, you will change into a gown and slippers provided by the facility.
Leave valuables at home.
Arrive promptly at the scheduled time.
Bring your photo ID, insurance cards and any paperwork from your physician.
We are committed to being your partners in safety therefore; several of our professional staff will ask you to state your name, date of birth and procedure/site/side.
Please, arrange for an adult to drive you home after surgery.
After surgery, you will be moved to the recovery area where you will be closely monitored until you are ready to go home.
When you are fully awake, your family will be able to join you.
Fall prevention; For your safety a call light will be placed with in your reach.
It is normal to feel discomfort in the are of you surgical site.
AT HOME AFTER SURGERY
Your physician will provide specific instructions for care while recovery at home.
Must have responsible adult 18 years or older stay with you for the first 24 hours following your procedure.
For the first 24 hours following surgery, do not engage in strenuous activities, drink any alcohol, drive or any other critical decisions.
A facility nurse will call you within a day or two to evaluate how you are recovering at home.