Prior to your Surgery

Prior to your procedure: 
You will receive a call from a representative from their Business Office who will review your insurance coverage, and subsequent financial responsibilities to the Surgery Center.  During this conversation, you will be apprised of any co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance requirements based on your specific insurance plan coverage.  Upon your admission to the Center, they will provide a written explanation of these responsibilities.  Please do not hesitate to ask for clarification of any financial information provided to you.

If you will be having a surgical procedure: 
A member of their nursing staff will contact you prior to your surgery date to verify your appointment time and arrival, review your health history, discuss pre-operative preparation instructions and answer any questions you may have.  Patients scheduled for non-surgical procedures are not routinely called in advance of the procedure.
 

To prevent delay or cancellation on the day of surgery please adhere to the following guidelines:

Food and Drink: 
Please refrain from eating or drinking anything after midnight the night before your surgery.  If your surgery is scheduled for the late afternoon you may eat toast with jelly and drink clear liquids (tea, coffee, apple juice)up to (6) hours prior to your arrival time, but you must still avoid dairy produc
ts after midnight. 

If you are having a non-surgical procedure, your doctor will advise you of any food or drink restrictions if they apply.

Alcohol: 
Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours prior to your arrival time.

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body piercing jewelry): 
Please remove all of these items prior to your arrival at the Center.

Clothing 
Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over any surgical dressings.

Valuables 
They ask you to leave jewelry or other valuables at home on the day of your procedure except for your government issued I.D. and insurance card(s), and any co-pay or deductible amounts discussed during your conversation with their financial counselor.

Notify the Center & Your Surgeon if:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain herbal medications.  You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery.  You can discuss this with your surgeon. 

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