If you have been instructed by your surgeon to see your primary care doctor before the procedure, please arrange for a pre-operative appointment as soon as possible. During this appointment you may be required to have the following tests performed: lab work, x-rays, EKG, and a physical exam. This medical assessment will be the first step in the pre-operative process.
The day prior to your procedure, a nurse from the surgery center will call to conduct a quick questionnaire and assessment. During this assessment, she will ask you about any medical conditions that you may have as well as a list of medications you are currently taking. Please bring this list with you on the day of surgery. This step is very important. The nurse will also clarify what time you need to arrive at the center and what items you should bring with you and which to leave home. All patients are required to have a responsible adult escort with them upon discharge. Please make sure that this person is available and that you have their contact number handy on the day of surgery.
A representative from our admitting office will also call you to review your insurance information, billing process, and payments.