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Pre-Operative Phone Calls
- Once you are scheduled for surgery, please register and complete your OneMedical Passport online via our center’s home page. For subsequent procedures, you do not have to complete this form again unless there have been changes to your health status.
- Prior to your surgery, you will receive a few calls from our center. Our Pre-Assessment staff will contact you to review your health history and provide some basic surgical instruction.
- Our Business Office will contact you to go over financial matters regarding your procedure – insurance coverage, co-payments and deductibles.
- An automated phone call will go out to you 1-2 days prior to your surgery with your arrival time.
- Be sure to have your physician’s office send over all necessary paperwork including your History and Physical, pre-operative test results, clearances and current insurance to the facility.
Changes in Physical Condition
- Notify your physician and the center if you develop any kind of illness, fever, sore throat, infection, breathing difficulties or chest pain prior to the day of your procedure.
- If you are taking any blood thinners or Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatories( NSAIDs) such as Coumadin, Plavix or Ibuprofen, please consult with your Surgeon. Some of these medications should be continued, depending on your procedure.
- Stop prescription diet medications at least 2 weeks prior to surgery.
Eating, Drinking, Smoking Prior to Procedure
- Please do not eat or drink anything not even water, gum, sucking on candy after midnight on the night before your procedure. Otherwise, your procedure may be postponed for your safety. If your procedure start time is scheduled for after 2:00pm, please speak to the Pre-Assessment Nurse for more specific instructions.
- Refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking for 24 hours prior to your procedure.
Items to Bring to the Facility
- Photo ID, insurance cards, payment for your procedure (e.g. co-pay or deductible)
- A list of all medications/ supplements and dosages
- Eyeglass or contact lens case
- If you are a CPAP user, please bring your machine with you. You may leave the machine in your vehicle.
- Do not bring valuables like jewelry, watches, body piercings, etc.
Day of Surgery:
- We recommend that you take your blood pressure medication, heart medication, reflux medication, Parkinson’s medication, thyroid medication, pain management medication, anxiety medication, and seizure medication with a small sip of water first thing in the morning.
- Diabetic patients – do not take your diabetic medications or insulin.
- Patients on respiratory inhalers, please bring them with you.
- You may bathe, brush your teeth and gargle on the morning of your procedure, but do not swallow any water.
What to wear
- Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes and walking shoes. A top that zips or buttons up the front is the most comfortable to wear with the use of our monitoring equipment. It tends to be cold in the surgical rooms, so keep that in mind when dressing.
- Please do not apply make-up and avoid wearing dark nail polish.
- You will receive an automated call 1-2 days before your procedure with an updated arrival time. This is not your surgical time. The earlier arrival time allows for your pre-operative assessment, time with the anesthesia provider and starting your IV. Your surgeon will speak with you beforehand to confirm your procedure and may even mark your surgical site.
Time In Recovery
- A nurse will monitor you after your procedure. Family or friends will be brought back to receive discharge instructions. Physician written instructions will be given to you for your recovery at home. Please have your friend or family member read and listen to these instructions and take notes if necessary.
- Your surgeon or anesthesia provider will see you in recovery and determine when you are ready to go home.
- As you will be recovering from anesthesia, do not plan on signing any legal documents or driving for 24 hours after your procedure.
Transportation after Procedure
- You must arrange for a responsible adult (18 years of age or older) to come into the center to receive discharge instructions and drive you home. They will need to be with you for the first 24 hours after your procedure.