Prior to your procedure, you will receive several phone calls from our staff. A member of our Business Office will call to discuss your insurance coverage, if any, and to advise you of any payments due at the time of service. An Assessment Nurse will call you to discuss your medical history and to give you preoperative instructions. If you prefer, you may call us at 239-596-2557 ext 114 within 7 days of your appointment to speak with the Assessment Nurse. You may also be called to confirm, and rarely, to change, your appointment time.

You must arrange to have a responsible adult accompany you home from surgery and stay with you for 24 hours following surgery or your surgery will be cancelled.
At your pre-op visit with your physician, you will receive a packet containing information and forms. Please complete all forms and bring the entire packet with you to your appointment. You may fill out and submit many of these forms in advance in the Important Forms and Documents section of this site. You will also need to bring your health insurance information and a photo identification card, such as a driver’s license.

Once you arrive and your registration process is complete, you will be admitted into the Pre-Op area. A nurse will review your medical history and any allergies, the procedure you are scheduled for, and answer any questions you may have. Now is the time to let her know who will be taking you home after surgery and how we should contact your care person. You will be given a surgical gown to change into and we will have a warm blanket waiting for you!

You will meet your anesthesia team and your operating room nurse. For your safety, everyone taking care of you will ask you to verify your name, birth date, procedure, allergies, etc. Please do not be alarmed. All of your information is well documented and this is an added safety measure. You will also speak with your surgeon who will also verify your procedure and the site of the procedure before you are taken into the Operating Room.

When your procedure is complete, you will be safely transported to the Recovery Room where you can expect to stay for approximately one hour. Unfortunately, to maintain patient privacy and confidentiality, family members and friends are not allowed to visit in the Recovery Room. Once you are sufficiently recovered from your anesthesia, you will be discharged home to begin recovering from your procedure.

Please note that not all physicians are able to talk with family immediately following the surgery. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the physician’s office. Your surgical outcome will be discussed in detail at your first office visit with your physician.

Prior to your discharge, the Recovery Room nurse will review your discharge instructions with your care person. You will also be given a written copy of these instructions which include who to contact if you have questions. A blue evaluation form will be included with your discharge information. Please fill it out and return it to us. Your feedback is very important.

You can expect a telephone call from us in the days following your procedure. We like to know how you are doing, and if you have any questions.