The most important way to prepare for a surgery or procedure is to understand what is awaiting you. This section provides information to help make your experience at our facility as successful and positive as possible. The staff is happy to answer your questions, so do not hesitate to ask.What is outpatient surgery?
Outpatient surgery, also known as ambulatory surgery or same-day surgery, is a procedure that does not require an overnight hospital stay.
- Insurance card and drivers license
- Any paperwork from your doctor (test results, medical history, etc.)
- List of medications you’re taking, including supplements, herbal preparations and vitamins
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
- Watches, rings, jewelry and wallets
- Large amounts of cash
After your outpatient procedure, we'll take you to the recovery area where, once you're fully awake, your family will be able to join you.
No. Because anesthesia is required for surgeries, we cannot let anyone drive themselves home following a procedure. We ask that you arrange for a family member or close friend to drive you to and from the facility on the day of your appointment.
Our fees cover the use of the facility only. Facility fees do not include laboratory, pathology, surgeon, anesthesiologist or certified nurse anesthetist fees, nor does it include the cost of any implants used for your surgery. You will be billed separately for these fees.
Anesthetics are administered by anesthesiologists.
Yes. Before surgery, you and your anesthesia provider will sit down to discuss your medical history and review the anesthesia plan; this is when you'll be able to voice all of your questions and concerns. Feel free to call our admissions nurse if you have concerns that should be addressed prior to the day of surgery.