We understand that surgery can be a frightening experience for you and your family. Our staff will provide you a warm and caring setting that will help ease some of your anxiety about the procedure.
What To EXPECT The Day Of Surgery
- Our staff will check you in when you arrive at the Surgery Center.
- Our admission process is very quick since we have obtained most of your information before you arrived. This final check allows us to verify all of your key information, so we can better serve you.
- A pre-operative nurse will escort you into the pre-operative area.
- Our nurse will wait for you to change your clothes and store them until you are ready to go home. After you have changed, the nurse will escort you to a surgical cart.
- Your family may stay with you in the pre-operative area, if you prefer.
- We believe family members or friends can assist in reducing your anxiety about the procedure. If you would like a member of your family or friend to sit with you prior to your procedure, inform the nurse.
- Our staff will begin your pre-operative procedures.
- A nurse will conduct a pre-operative assessment that will include taking your vital signs. The nurse may also start an IV if it is required for your procedure.
- Your anesthesia provider will speak with you in the pre-operative area.
- The anesthesia provider will explain the procedure you will be having and review all the pre-operative information that the nurses have collected.
What To DO The Day Of Surgery
- Follow your post-operative instructions given to you at the surgery center.
- Your post-operative instructions are provided to facilitate your recovery process. We encourage you to follow these instructions as they were given to you.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.
- For your own safety, do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after receiving a general anesthetic or while taking oral pain medications.
- Do not operate equipment or sign important papers for 24 hours.
- It is normal to feel drowsy after anesthesia. We recommend that you avoid driving, operating equipment or signing important documents for 24 hours after your surgery.
- Staff members will follow-up with you to see how you are doing.
- We will telephone you after you have gone home to make sure you are doing well. If you have any questions or concerns please let our staff member know.
- Call your physician or local hospital in case of an emergency.