Arriving for Surgery at the Surgecenter
Please arrive at the Surgecenter at least one hour ahead of your scheduled procedure time. Free parking is conveniently located in the underground garage immediately adjacent to the Surgecenter. Our location page provides detailed parking information.
When you arrive at the Surgecenter, our receptionist will greet you and have you verify your billing information.
After a short time, a nurse will escort you to a private area of our Pre-Op suite, where you will begin preparations for surgery. You will be asked to change into a hospital gown. You may be asked to remove contact lenses, hearing aids or dentures.
Next, you will relax on a gurney. At this time, the nurse will check your vital signs, review your care plan and answer any questions you may have. An intravenous (IV) line may be started for fluid and medication administration.
An anesthesiologist will meet with you during this time. He or she will explain the anesthesia you will have and ask about your medical history.
You may have one visitor (pediatric patients are permitted two adult visitors) remain with you until the pre-operative process is completed. When it is time for your procedure to begin, the surgical team will transport you into the operating room (OR) and your visitor(s) will return to the reception/waiting area.
For the comfort of visitors, juice beverages are available in the waiting area. Restrooms are adjacent to the waiting area. Other snacks and refreshments are available at the kiosk located outside the first floor main entrance of the Clinic.
Post Anesthesia Care
Following your procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room. This is also called the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Here, our specially trained nursing staff will continuously monitor your vital signs while your anesthesia wears off. The staff will do everything possible to make you comfortable during this time. When you reach a specific point in the recovery process, your visitor(s) may join you.