Day of Surgery

On the day of surgery, there are important steps you should take to ensure your comfort and safety.

We pride ourselves on the convenience, affordability, and comfort that our same day surgeries provide. However, when you are preparing at home, it is important that you follow the proper steps to take before the surgery. The following questions and answers should inform you on the correct steps to take. If you have additional questions or concerns, we are happy to answer them!

When you arrive at the facility, you will be checked-in by a member of our staff. The admission process is usually very quick as we have obtained most of your information prior to your arrival. This final check allows us to verify all of your key information so we can better serve you.

Our team members want to help create the safest and most comfortable environment possible, and to achieve that, our patients must follow the proper steps in preparation.

What happens after I check-in?

A nurse will conduct a pre-operative assessment that will include taking your vital signs and starting an IV if it is required for your procedure. The anesthesia provider will also speak with you in the pre-operative area to review all pre-operative information and discuss your anesthesia plan. Our staff will keep your family and friends informed of your progress; We understand the anxiety family and friends may experience while you in surgery.

What should I do with my clothes and additional belongings?

A nurse will escort you into the pre-operative area where you will change your clothes. Your belongings will be safely stored until you are ready to go home. We recommend that you leave all valuables and additional accessories at home.

What can I do to help ensure that I have the proper procedure on the correct site?

Your safety is our primary concern. Your entire health care team will follow rigorous guidelines regarding site identification and procedure confirmation. National Patient Safety Goals are reviewed which require your involvement too. You will be asked numerous times to confirm both the procedure you are having and the surgical site. You should take an active role in all discussions with your physician, your anesthesia provider, and our staff regarding the identification of your procedure and the correct surgical site. In most cases, your surgeon will mark the site before your procedure.



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