NOTE: If you are taking medication for asthma, blood pressure, diabetes, cardiac reasons or blood thinners, please consult your physician about taking these medicines prior to surgery.



If your physician determines that your surgery requires an overnight stay, our staff will accommodate you.




What is Pre-Admission Screening?

Pre-admission screening consists of a telephone interview with one of our pre-surgical nurses to discuss your medical history, current medication and allergies, answer any questions, and provide you with information regarding day of surgery expectations which will aid you in planning and making preparations prior to your procedure.

What time is my surgical procedure scheduled for?

Please contact your surgeon’s office for information regarding procedure start and arrival time.

Why is it important for me to arrive early on the day of surgery?

In order to provide safe and excellent care all patients must arrive early as we use this time to adequately prepare you for your procedure. Arriving early allows for each patient to go through the registration process and then prepared for surgery by our experienced nursing staff and anesthesiologist.

Can I chew gum or have anything to eat or drink prior to surgery?

Please do not chew gum, eat, or drink anything unless otherwise instructed by your anesthesiologist or surgeon.

Can I expect for my procedure to begin at the scheduled time?

While we try to schedule procedures to prevent lengthy wait times it is difficult to predict additional care that other patients may need, or if the procedure scheduled before your own may require additional time to complete.

Is visitation allowed immediately after surgery?

After surgery patients will receive private care during the first phase of recovery. Visitors will be escorted by our registration staff to join their loved ones once the patient has been settled in the second phase of recovery.

Can I drive myself home after surgery?

Please make arrangements with someone 18 years of age or older to drive you home. You will not be permitted to leave the facility alone.

What should I expect from post-operative physical therapy?

Be prepared to get up and move around with a physical therapist, and go over the exercises that your physician recommend for your particular surgery.

Is there any additional information available which will help me in preparing for surgery day?

Yes. You may find more detailed information in the pamphlet provided for you or via our website under the patients link.

I just wanted to send a note of thanks to everyone I had contact with while having my surgery. You guys are awesome and no doubt doing what you were called to do!