Preparing for Surgery Please follow these steps carefully prior to your surgery to help ensure your procedure goes as smoothly as possible.
Contact your surgeon or physician prior to your surgery date if:
You are not sure what time to arrive at the center on the day of your procedure.
You experience any changes in your health between your most recent visit to your physician and the day of your procedure, even minor ones like a temperature, cough or a cold.
You suspect that you are pregnant. Anesthesia and medication may be harmful to the developing fetus.
You have a latex allergy, diabetes, heart conditions, kidney or liver failure.
You take medications on a regular basis. Your physician/surgeon may have guidance about which medications you should or should not take on the day of your procedure.
Note: Do not take any medications containing aspirin, vitamin E, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, herbs, or weight loss products for at least seven (7) days prior to the procedure and the day following your procedure. If you have taken any of these, please inform your physician/surgeon as soon as possible.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On the day of surgery you should arrive at your scheduled appointment time. You will be admitted to the center and we will begin preparing you for your procedure.
You will be asked to sign a consent form for your procedure, which acknowledges your permission for the physician and facility to care for you. If the patient is a minor, this form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian.
After your procedure, you will be moved to our fully-equipped recovery room where the anesthesiologist and our recovery room nurses will observe you closely until you are ready to go home. Your doctor will want to talk with a family member/friend after your surgery so it is important for this person to remain in the building.
The time a patient stays in the recovery room will vary depending on the procedure performed and the physician’s instructions, but typically most patients are discharged within one to two hours after their procedure.
Your surgeon will provide post-operative instructions about diet, rest, exercise, and medications. The center will provide you with a written summary of these instructions before you are discharged. We suggest that you pamper yourself for the first 24 hours following your procedure.
If you had anesthesia and/or pain medications, arrange for an adult to remain with you at home for at least 24 hours. Since it is normal to feel drowsy after receiving an anesthetic, we also recommend that you postpone these activities for 24 hours after discharge:
Driving and operating equipment
Signing important papers
Making significant decisions
Drinking alcoholic beverages
If you have any unexpected problems, please call your doctor. A nurse from the Centers will attempt to call you the next day to check your progress and discuss any questions you may have.
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