What to expect for your surgery
We are pleased to provide our patients with a highly skilled, board-certified team of surgeons and anesthesiologists and a leading-edge surgical facility. Please read the following information carefully before the date of your procedure so that you can make any necessary arrangements.
- You will receive a call from us to go over the instructions for your surgery. To protect patient privacy, we will only leave a message and callback number on your voicemail. Do call us back as this call is important.
- Please let us know if there have been any changes to your physical condition, for example, if you are feeling ill or have a new injury.
- Leave contact lenses at home. We can provide you with a safe place to store glasses or dentures.
- Refrain from eating or drinking anything after midnight the night before your surgery, including water. Do not chew mints or gum. You may brush your teeth. If you eat or drink after midnight or on the morning of your surgery, your surgery may need to be rescheduled.
- Take only approved medications/supplements after midnight the night before your surgery. Medications/supplements are discussed with your doctor/surgeon at an earlier appointment.
Day of Your Surgery
- You’ll need a responsible adult to transport you to and from your procedure.That person must remain at Comprehensive Surgical Center while you are having your procedure. If you arrive for your surgery without someone to drive you home, your surgery may be rescheduled.
- Arrange for someone to remain with you at home for the first 24 hours after your surgery.
- Shower before coming in for your procedure, but do not apply any lotions, creams or perfumes. Do not wear makeup to your surgery.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is easy to put on and take off. Slip-on shoes with rubber soles are best.
- Do not bring any valuable items to your surgery (i.e. jewelry or cash). Comprehensive Surgical Center is not responsible for any missing personal items.
- Bring a current list of prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as supplements with you to your surgical appointment.
- Be prepared to sign a consent form for your procedure. If the patient is under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign.
- Have a copy of your insurance information and photo identification.
After Your Surgery
- When your procedure is complete, you’ll be taken to a recovery room where you’ll be monitored for an hour or more. The length of time you spend in the recovery room will depend on you and the type of procedure you had.
- Before discharge, you will receive a copy of instructions for post-operative care at home. Follow all instructions regarding diet, medications, activity level, and rest.
- You may feel dizzy, lightheaded or sleepy for several hours after your procedure. This is normal.
- Do not drive, drink alcohol, smoke, or operate machinery for 24 hours.
- Call us if you have any questions or concerns.
- A member of our team will check in with you via phone one to three days after your procedure.