Before Your Surgery
Plan to arrive one hour before your scheduled surgery time, and 1/2 hour before your pain management procedure. A nurse from the surgery center will contact you at least 24 hours before your surgery. Notify your surgeon if there is a change in your physical conditions such as cold, fever or respiratory problems.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your operation unless otherwise instructed by a nurse. If your child is the patient, please be careful to enforce this. Also, please follow any other special instructions your surgeon may have given you. Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your surgery.
Please be sure to tell your surgeon if you are on any type of blood thinners including aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory medication. Please do not take any medications after midnight unless instructed by your surgeon or the nurse at our surgery center.
Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you the first 24 hours after surgery.
You will need to have all your lab work and any other necessary tests completed prior to the scheduled date of your procedure.
Please bring your drivers license, insurance card and any co-pay or co-insurance on the day of your procedure.
Day of Surgery
Do not wear makeup or jewelry, this includes any body piercing. Leave valuables at home.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing and low-heeled shoes.
If your child is having surgery, feel free to bring a favorite stuffed toy or security blanket for added assurance.
No more than 2 adult visitors per patient are allowed.
A parent/guardian must remain in the surgery center throughout the minor child’s stay.
If other children must accompany you to the surgery center, you must provide an adult to attend to them.
You will be given written instructions regarding diet, activities and medications. In the event of any difficulty, call your surgeon, their answering service or the nearest hospital emergency room.
Plan to rest the remainder of the day, as you can expect to be drowsy for several hours.
A nurse from Advanced Surgery Center will phone you the day after surgery to see how you are and to answer any questions you might have.
After surgery Advanced Surgery Center will submit your bill to your insurance company. You will receive a separate bill from your doctor and anesthesiologist.
Please contact our business office for any questions regarding your bill and/or payment options.