Preparing for Outpatient Surgery
If you're scheduled to undergo an outpatient procedure at either our
Flex Care or Ambulatory Surgery Department, the information below will
help you properly prepare for your procedure.
Two to three days before your surgery, one of our schedulers will call
you to verify your personal information. At that time you will also speak
with a registered nurse who will collect a brief medical history from
you, as well as give you instructions regarding when to eat, what medicines
to take, and additional information regarding what lab work or X-rays
you may need. Our business office may also contact you to obtain insurance
Do not eat any solid foods after midnight the night before your surgery
unless you have been instructed otherwise. If your child is having surgery,
our nurse will discuss feeding instructions with you during your pre-surgical
The day of your procedure, please arrive at least one hour before your
scheduled time unless otherwise instructed by one of our staff members
or your physician. Please bring all health insurance cards to your appointment.
Also, please remember to wear loose fitting clothes that will not irritate
your surgical site post-operation. Please leave all jewelry and any personal
valuables at home, as we are not responsible for lost valuables.
If your child is having surgery, it's helpful to bring their favorite
toy, blanket or book. Patients under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian
with them to sign medical consent forms. If a power of attorney or guardian
is representing the patient, legal documentation must be presented.