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Frequently Asked Questions

To help serve you best, we've made the answers to some common questions available on our web site. If you have a question or concern not listed below, please contact us.

  1. Who will be taking care of me/family member?
  2. Can I go to the OR with my child until he/she is asleep?
  3. When will my IV be started?
  4. Will I have a chance to talk with my Surgeon and an Anesthesiologist?
  5. What time will I have to be at the facility?
  6. How long should I plan to be at the facility?
  7. What should I bring with me to the facility?
  8. Should I take my medication in the morning before surgery?
  9. What time should I stop eating and drinking?
  10. How will I feel after surgery?
  11. When will I get to go home after my surgery?
  12. What should I do if I have any problems at home after surgery?

1. Who will be taking care of me/family member?  [ top ]

Our staff of Nurses, Doctors and Surgical Techs will provide all of the care for you or your family member.

2. Can I go to the OR with my child until he/she is asleep?  [ top ]

No, you are not permitted to go into the Surgical Area. Our staff will be with your child until you see them again.

3. When will my IV be started?  [ top ]

For adults and older children, your IV will be started in the Pre-op holding area. For younger children their IV will be started in the OR after they are asleep.

4. Will I have a chance to talk with my Surgeon and an Anesthesiologist?  [ top ]

Yes, your Surgeon and one of our Anesthesiologists will meet with you before your surgery. Please ask any questions that you have.

5. What time will I have to be at the facility?  [ top ]

Our Nurses will call you the day before your surgery, after 1200 (noon) to let you know what time you need to be at our facility. They may leave a message at home if you are at work. If you have not received a call by 4:00 pm, please call our facility.

6. How long should I plan to be at the facility?  [ top ]

You will be at the facility until you are ready to go home. This is generally 1 to 3 hours. Some patients do require additional monitoring or care before they go home, some require less. Check with your Doctor or Nurse if you have specific questions or needs.

7. What should I bring with me to the facility?  [ top ]

You should bring your Insurance Card, your Driver͊ license and a list of your medications. Please leave all other valuables at home.

8. Should I take my medication in the morning before surgery?  [ top ]

When you speak with one of our Nurses, they will let you know if you can take your medicine the morning of surgery. If you have questions, please feel free to call the facility.

9. What time should I stop eating and drinking?  [ top ]

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight before your surgery. If you do eat or drink before surgery, you may be sent home and your surgery may be rescheduled.

10. How will I feel after surgery?  [ top ]

You will most likely have some level of discomfort in the area of your surgery. You may also be dizzy or sleepy for several hours. If you are having pain or nausea, let our Recovery Nurses know, they will try to help you.

11. When will I get to go home after my surgery?  [ top ]

You will be able to go home when you are awake and your pain and/or nausea are reasonably under control. This may be several hours after your surgery is over.

12. What should I do if I have any problems at home after surgery?  [ top ]

You can call your Surgeon௦fice anytime day or night. You may also call our facility between the hours of 7am and 5pm, if you are having trouble getting in touch with your Surgeon.

   
   
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