On your day of surgery
- Please arrive at the surgery center at least one hour – two hours prior to your scheduled surgery time unless instructed otherwise by the pre-op nurse.
- Please bring your government issued I.D. and insurance card(s) and any co-pay or deductible amounts discussed during your conversation with our financial counselor.
- Please make arrangements in advance to have a responsible adult drive you home from the surgery center. If you will be sedated or receive anesthesia during your visit, they cannot allow you to drive yourself home or take public transportation or taxis.
- Please plan to have a responsible adult stay with you at home after your surgery and throughout the night. This is a requirement of the facility and your surgery may have to be cancelled if no arrangements for care have been made.
A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES if the patient is a child or a dependent adult.
Care of Children
If you are the patient and have young children at home, please plan to have someone else care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery or procedure.
If the patient cannot read, speak English or use sign language, an interpreter is required. If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact their scheduler at 714-744-0900 as early as possible.
What you need to know about the Day of Surgery:
When you arrive at the Center, they will ask that you check-in at the registration desk to verify personal and insurance information and to provide them with a means to contact your ride home upon discharge.
- After checking in, you will be admitted to the pre-op area where a nurse will review your health history with you and prepare you for your surgery or procedure.
- An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesia plan with you and answer any questions you may have.
- You and your family member or escort will remain in the pre-op area until it is time for you to go to the operating suite. At the appropriate time you will be escorted to the operating room by your surgical nurse.
- During surgery your escort may remain in a reception area, and after surgery will rejoin you in the recovery room
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