What To Expect
It is our hope, reflecting the design of our Center and commitment of our staff, that you will remember your surgery as a warm and inviting experience guided by friendly expert staff. You will find comfort during this stressful time knowing that everything and everyone in the Center is focused on you and your surgical experience.
Upon arrival at the surgery center, you will be greeted at the front desk and complete the check-in process for surgery. Your insurance information will be verified, and any patient responsibility payment required by your insurance company plan will be collected if it has not already been paid.
Next, you will be brought back to the pre-surgical area where you will meet the pre-surgery nurse who will help you get ready for surgery. You will change into a surgical gown; your clothing will be stored, and you will have the necessary IV’s placed for use during your surgery.
Shortly before your scheduled surgery time, you will meet your surgeon again, who will “sign the site” of your surgery and answer any last-minute questions. You will also meet the anesthesiologist who will review with you the anesthetic plan for your surgery and discuss any additional anesthesia procedures (regional blocks or pain medicine catheters, etc.) that your surgeon may have requested for your comfort. These procedures may be performed before you enter the operating room. Finally, you will meet the operating room circulating nurse who will confirm your identity and the surgery to be performed. You will then be taken to the operating room.
Once in the operating room, your general anesthesia will be administered, and you will be positioned accordingly for your surgery. At the completion of your surgery, you will be awoken from the anesthesia and taken to the Recovery Room where you will have your own post-operative nurse monitoring your recovery and transition to home.
During this period of time, you will be instructed as needed in mobility after surgery and prepared for discharge to home when you are ready. For patients that will be staying overnight, you will be moved to one of the overnight suites for the remainder of your stay.