Surgery FAQs

Before My Surgery

Follow all instructions from your doctor and this facility to avoid cancellation of surgery. There are times special lab tests are required prior to surgery. If they are ordered we must have them back in time for your doctor or the anesthesiologist to review. You will be asked not to eat or drink prior to surgery. Please follow these instructions carefully. NPO after midnight (nothing by mouth, this includes candy, gum, chewing tobacco or water).

Day of Surgery

Please bring your government issued photo ID, insurance card, and form of payment. You will not be allowed to drive, so please make transportation arrangements with someone who can remain in the building the entire time you are here. Your procedure cannot begin without someone in the building, otherwise it will be postponed. Please follow the nurse's instructions regarding which medications can be taken the morning of your procedure. These instructions will be given when you receive your arrival time call, the day before your procedure.

Please leave any valuables (including jewelry) at home.

After Surgery

The nursing department will contact you following up on your recovery progress. If they don't reach you after several attempts, they will send you the follow up form in the mail. Please fill out and return in the envelope provided.

You will also receive a survey from Press Ganey. We would appreciate you filling that out, and returning it in the mail.

Children

Pediatric patients can wear pajamas and bring a favorite toy or security item back to the operating room with them.

Anesthesia

Anesthesia is provided by MAK Anesthesia. Your surgeon may have requested for you to receive anesthesia services during your procedure, this may include general anesthesia or MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care). Your specific anesthesia plan will be presented to you on your date of service by your designated caregiver.

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Please refer to the provider group's website for more information.