Frequently Asked Questions
What must I bring with me on the day of surgery?
- Bring insurance cards, driver’s license, co-payments
- If the patient has an advanced directive, living will, or medical power of attorney please bring a copy
- Bring cases for contacts, glasses, and dentures
- Bring a list of all medications you are taking
- If the patient has sleep apnea, you MUST bring the CPAP/BiPAP machine
- Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing
- Leave all jewelry and valuables at home
- Make sure you have a ride home and someone to care for you at home
What if I can NOT make my appointment or if I am NOT feeling well?
- Please notify your surgeon’s office and the surgery center as soon as possible if you can not make your scheduled appointment.
- If you are not feeling well please contact your surgeon and or/ the surgery center immediately. We need specific details to make the decision to proceed or cancel.
Who may accompany me?
- You must have a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours
- Any patients receiving anesthesia or sedation will NOT be allowed to drive for 24 hours. Patients will not be allowed to drive, walk, take a taxi (alone), or take public transportation home. Only patients who have procedures preformed under local anesthesia may be permitted to drive home if approved by physician.
- A minor may often have two parents and/ or guardians accompany him/her. Please refrain from bringing young siblings to the center.
What should I wear?
Please wear comfortable clothing. Button-down shirts or blouses are best, along with loose fitting pants. Wear comfortable shoes. You may wear socks, but depending on your procedure you may be asked to remove them. Please remove all body piercings. Leave ALL jewelry at home. The surgery center is not responsible for misplaced items such as money, credit cards, jewelry, or other valuables.
How long will my stay be after surgery?
There is no prescribed time to stay with us after surgery. You will be permitted to go home as soon as discharge criteria are met. The typically recovery room stay is 1 to 1 ½ hours.
What will happen if I am not well enough to go home?
Admissions to a hospital from a day surgery center are very rare. If there is a medical reason to keep you over night you will be transported to the hospital.