All patients experience some anxiety when having a surgical procedure. It’s important to remind yourself it is completely normal to feel this way. Our goal is to provide a warm, safe and comfortable atmosphere to reduce anxiety and stress. The outpatient surgery center we work with aligns themselves with these same goals.
If needed, we can prescribe a relaxing medication to help ease your anxiety leading up to surgery day and during recovery.
The center staff at the surgical center will greet you upon arrival and escort you to the pre-procedure area.
The nurses will be with you during the entire process. When arriving in the pre- procedure area, the doctor will see you. The doctor will review everything with you, including any additional questions or areas in which you would like focus. The procedure time will vary, depending on your individual needs.
All patients are sent home the night after surgery and are given a set of post-procedure instructions to follow. Our staff can help with securing overnight accommodations for out of town patients. A driver is required to take you home after surgery. If you are having major surgery, a caregiver may be required for the first 24-48 hours to monitor you and provide any after care needed.
The first pre-operative appointment typically takes place the following day, and again on the seventh day post-procedure day for removal of sutures. Additional post-op appointments will be necessary to follow the patient’s recovery to ensure optimal results.
Our philosophy is to relieve and minimize discomfort. We want to make your experience as comfortable as possible. A prescription for pain medication will always be provided to allow our patients to recover comfortably.