Frequently Asked Questions
Our caring team wants you to stay informed throughout the surgery process. We have gathered a few of the most frequently asked questions about the surgery experience and answered them for you on this page. Please don't hesitate to ask us any further questions before or after your surgery.
- How long will the surgery take?
- Why do I have to be there 90 minutes early?
- What do I do the day before surgery?
- Can I keep on my undergarments?
- Why can’t I eat or drink hours before surgery?
- Should I call the Surgery Center before my surgery for instructions?
- Can my family stay with me prior to going back to surgery?
- Will my family be updated on the progress of my surgery?
- How do I know if my insurance company will cover my surgery?
- Will I be able to drive after my surgery?
- Where do I park?
Q: How long will the surgery take?
A: Your surgeon will tell you during your office visit prior to the procedure.
Q: Why do I have to be there 90 minutes early?
A: We need to get you checked in, start your IV and perform other necessary procedures prior to surgery.
Q: What do I do the day before surgery?
A: Your physician and our staff will give you specific instructions regarding your procedure. However as a general rule, we require you not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery date.
Q: Can I keep on my undergarments?
A: Cotton undergarments without any metal may be worn if they do not interfere with surgery.
Q: Why can’t I eat or drink hours before surgery?
A: Not eating or drinking before surgery will help keep you from vomiting during surgery, which prevents possible choking.
Q: Should I call the Surgery Center before my surgery for instructions?
A: A nurse from the Surgery Center will call you the day before surgery.
Q: Can my family stay with me prior to going back to surgery?
A: Yes. Due to the need for privacy, we suggest that a limit of one or two family members visit you during the post-operative phase.
Q: Will my family be updated on the progress of my surgery?
A: Yes. We have a patient tracking board that is located in the waiting room next to the check-in desk. Also, the surgeon or physician assistant will meet with the family to discuss your condition promptly after surgery.
Q: How do I know if my insurance company will cover my surgery?
A: Prior to surgery, your physician's office will be able to help you answer some of your questions regarding coverage. Please contact your insurance carrier regarding your specific benefits.
Q: Will I be able to drive after my surgery?
A: No. Any individual that requires sedation for their surgical procedure must be driven home by a responsible adult. This is a safety procedure that is strictly adhered to for your benefit. You cannot take a taxi.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Free parking is located near the entrance for easy arrival and discharge.