FAQS

 

What information will I need to bring with me on the day of surgery?

Please bring a picture ID, insurance cards, form of payment, and a list of current food or drug allergies and a list of medications you are currently taking.

 

Will I talk to a nurse prior to my visit to the Surgery Center?

A nurse will make every effort to contact you via phone 1-2 days prior to your procedure to discuss your medical
history and answer any questions that you may have. Feel free to call us @ 325-677-6555 if you have questions or concerns.

 

Should I take my medications on the day of surgery?

You may take medication for high blood pressure, asthma, and seizure disorders. Consult your primary care physician about taking any blood thinning prescriptions or over the counter medicines prior to your surgery.
Do not take diabetic medications.

 

Can I eat the morning of my surgery?

You should not eat or drink after midnight the evening prior to your surgery. No gum, candy, or breath mints.

 

What kind of anesthesia will I have?

Depending upon the procedure several anesthesia choices may be available to you. Talk with your surgeon to explore your options, which could include local, spinal and general anesthesia.

 

Will I see my surgeon prior to the surgery?

Usually you will see your surgeon prior to your procedure.

 

How long will I be at the Surgery Center?

You will need to arrive one hour prior to your scheduled procedure. You will be permitted to leave 1 – 2 hours after the procedure is complete, or sooner if given a local anesthetic.

 

Will I see my surgeon after the procedure?

Generally no; however your surgeon will speak with your family after the procedure. Should you desire your family to speak with the surgeon then they should remain in the waiting area throughout your surgery. Your family should be prepared to relay any information to you concerning your procedure.

 

When can I see my family?

You will be able to see your family in the recovery room. One to two visitors will be allowed to visit with you at this time.

 

Can I go into the operating room with my child?

No, the operating room is a sterile environment. Allowing family members to be present could jeopardize the environment.