Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

You can call your Surgeon’s office 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.

Central Ohio Surgical Institute welcomes our patients and their visitors and strives to provide the best experience possible. We are equipped with a comfortable waiting room, as well as a recovery area for post surgery.

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