Q: What is outpatient surgery?
A: Outpatient surgery, also referred to as ambulatory surgery or same-day surgery, is surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay.
Q: What do I need to bring with me on the day of my surgery or procedure?
- Insurance identification cards and drivers license.
- Any paperwork from your doctor, such as test results or medical history.
- List of medications you are taking, including supplements, herbal preparations and vitamins.
- Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
Do NOT Bring...
- Watches, rings, jewelry and wallets.
- Large amounts of cash.
Q: When can I see my family after my surgery or procedure?
A: After your outpatient procedure, you will be moved to the recovery area. When you are fully awake, your family will be able to join you. Until then, your family is welcome to wait for you in the comfortable waiting area.
Q: Can I drive myself home after my surgery or procedure?
A: No. Due to the anesthesia required for surgeries and procedures, we will not allow any patient to drive themselves home afterwards. Please arrange for a family member or close friend to transport you to and from the facility on your day or surgery.
Q: What do the facility fees cover?
A: This facility's fees cover the use of the facility only. The facility fees do not include laboratory, pathology, surgeon, anesthesiologist, certified nurse anesthetist fees, nor does it include the cost of any implants used for your surgery. You will be billed separately for these fees.
Q: Who administers anesthesia?
A: Anesthetics are administered by contracted anesthesia providers, which include anesthesiologists and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) who work closely together in providing you with the highest level of care.
Q: Will I get to speak with the person doing my anesthesia before my surgery?
A: Yes. On the day of surgery your anesthesia provider will sit down with you and review you medical history, and explain their plan for your care. You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions or concerns addressed at that time. Please contact the facility's admissions nurse if you have concerns that need to be addressed prior to the day of surgery.
Q: Will I get a shot before surgery?
A: An intravenous (IV) line is started, through which medication can be given, including medication to reduce anxiety or antibiotics that your surgeon may have prescribed.
Q: Is my physician employed by this facility?
A: No. The physicians and other specialized medical service providers, including anesthesia, radiology or pathology, which use this facility, are independent contractors and are not employed by the facility. Since they are independent contractors, the facility is not responsible or liable for their acts or omissions.