Pre-Procedure Visit

Your doctor's office will inform you of the need for any pre-procedural testing requirements during your office visit. Please notify your physician if you are taking anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. Aspirin, Motrin, Advil, or blood thinners). A nurse will call you before your procedure to answer any questions you may have, and begin to help you plan your care at home afterwords. Please bring your medical insurance cards and some form of identification, as our receptionist will need them when registering you at the Center. Bring a list of all current medications you are taking including dosages.


The Day Before Your Procedure

A nurse will call you with your admission time. She will also discuss with you what you are allowed to eat and drink in preparation for your procedure. If you are taking medications regularly for heart and/or lung conditions (such as angina, chest pain, high blood pressure, or asthma), or for seizure (epilepsy) control, we recommend that you continue to take them on your usual schedule including the day of your procedure. These may be taken with a small sip of water. We recommend that most adult patients with medical conditions confer with their primary physician regarding their medication regimen for the day of your procedure. No alcoholic beverages are to be used 24 hours before or after your procedure. We recommend not smoking for at least 12 hours before or after your procedure.


When You Arrive

Please report to the receptionist at your scheduled arrival time to check in. Once admitted you will be visited by your physician. An anesthesiologist (if applicable) will meet with you to discuss and arrange your anesthesia care. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have at this time.


During Your Procedure

Your physician, anesthesiologist (if applicable), nurse and other members of our team will be present with you throughout the length of your procedure. They will monitor your status to help you feel relaxed and comfortable.


After your procedure

You will be escorted to the recovery area for a short time until you are fully alert. Once alert, you will be offered a light snack. Your nurse will review your post-procedural instructions and medications with you prior to discharge.


What To Wear And Bring

Wear comfortable, casual clothing. Low heeled shoes and jogging suits are ideal. Remove all makeup. Leave all valuables and jewelry at home. Contact lenses, glasses, and hearing aids will be removed before your procedure and stored safely for you during the procedure.


Your Discharge

The time you will need to rest before leaving depends on the nature of your procedure as well as your own recovery. You are not permitted to drive yourself home following discharge from the Center. You must have a responsible adult driver, 18 years or older and we request that you handle these arrangements in advance. (An exception can be made only if your doctor gives you specific, written allowance to drive home.) Your companion may choose to stay in our waiting area throughout the period of your procedure, or a staff member can call them for you when you are prepared to leave.

We strongly recommend that you not make plans for the remainder of the day, because you should go home and rest. Please follow your physician's discharge orders. Note: Driving is prohibited for 24 hours after your procedure if anesthesia or sedation is used. Driving may be prohibited for an extended period due to the nature of your procedure. This decision is up to your physician. Home Care If you require additional assistance at home, arrangements must be made through your doctor's office.



The Center will bill your insurance directly for your procedure, including all supplies. In addition, your insurance company is billed separately by your surgeon, anesthesiologist, and if applicable, the laboratory where specimens or cultures have been sent. You are responsible for any applicable co-pays and/or deductibles.


Pain Management

The Surgical Center makes every effort to promote the health, safety, and welfare of patients by establishing requirements for the assessment, monitoring, and management of pain.