The staff of MD Surgicenter welcomes you to our facility. We are committed to making your surgical stay a pleasant experience. We hope the following information regarding the day of surgery procedures will answer your questions and allay any apprehension.
You will be notified the day prior to surgery of your arrival time. If you have not received that call by noon, please call and ask for the ASC (Ambulatory Surgery Center). Please make transportation arrangements with a responsible adult who can remain on the premises during your admission.
The day of surgery, admission time is approximately one hour prior to surgery, starting at 6:30 A.M. When entering the building, please proceed to the surgery center and sign in. A nurse will review your allergies and procedure, place an I.D. bracelet on your wrist, and instill eye drops if indicated appropriate to the particular surgical procedure. Your driver is expected to remain on the premises until you are discharged. Coffee is available to them during their wait for you.
You will then be escorted to the dressing room area. You will be given a surgical cap and shoe covers. Heart monitoring electrodes will be placed on the chest area. Please wear a short-sleeved shirt or blouse that buttons down the front. Leave your valuables/jewelry at home.
From the time of admission until discharge, you will remain on a surgical cart. Blood pressure, pulse, respiration and temperature are taken and then continually monitored throughout your stay. An IV will be started to allow for medications to be administered. Nasal oxygen will also be given.
The anesthesiologist will review your chart and explain your anesthesia to you, (local IV sedation).
When surgery is completed, you will be brought to the recovery room. Your operating room nurse will let your escort know your surgery is completed. You will remain in recovery for approximately 30 minutes. You will be awake and given a continental breakfast.
Discharge instructions will be reviewed and a post-op appointment is within 24 hours of surgery. We hope this information is helpful. Please feel free to ask questions or call our Surgicenter at (248) 852-3636.