When facing surgery you may have questions. Our dedicated staff will guide you through the process and prepare you for what happens:
Our facility is state-licensed, Medicare-certified and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. We will work directly with your physician's office to schedule your surgery.
It is very important that you do not eat anything eight (8) hours before surgery or procedure. This includes gum, mints, or candy. Clear liquids are encouraged and only permitted up to 4 hours before surgery. Clear liquids include:
Children may have different instructions. Ask your surgeon for any special food and drink instructions for children scheduled for surgery or a procedure
Avoiding food and drink will help prevent serious anesthesia complications such as Aspiration Pneumonia (involuntary inhaling of stomach contents into the lungs). If you eat or drink outside the guidelines noted above, the anesthesiologist will cancel your surgery.
If you take prescription medication for blood pressure, heart conditions, stomach acid, psychiatric conditions, pain, or breathing conditions, take these medications first thing in the morning with a small sip of water.
It's very important that you bring a list of your current medications with you. If you have a pacemaker, or other implanted device, please bring the ID information card with you the day of surgery.
While your procedure is taking place, a responsible adult must be present at all times in the surgical waiting room.
A parent or legal guardian must remain in the waiting room during the scheduled procedure.
For children who are adopted, in foster care, or do not have a biological parent available at the time of the procedure, a legal and responsible adult must bring evidence of guardianship such as, original guardianship or medical power of attorney paperwork with an official state seal.
Because you will be under anesthesia during surgery, you will not be permitted to drive yourself home after your procedure. A responsible adult (who will accept responsibility for your care) must accompany you, even if you are using a taxi or transport service. If you do not make these arrangements, your surgery may be rescheduled.
For your safety, please arrange to have a responsible adult stay with you for 24 hours.
If you have a change in health such as a cold, fever, infection or flu, notify your physician immediately.Print these instructions
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