What to Expect Before Your Surgery

Notify your surgeon before coming to the center if there is any change in your physical condition, such as a cold, fever, or a wound near your surgery site.

You will receive a packet from your surgeon regarding procedure, aftercare. Please review these items prior to surgery.

Pre-Anesthesia Testing

You will be scheduled to meet with a surgical nurse for Pre-Anesthesia Testing (PAT). This nurse will take a medical history and decide what pre-surgery testing might be necessary and provide you with might be necessary and provide you with instructions for day of surgery. If needed the nurse will draw blood or perform an EKG. Please come prepared with an accurate medical history and a list of current medications and allergies.

An anesthesiologist will call you a few days prior to your surgery to review health information, discuss medications and answer any other questions. Unless instructed by your physician, do not discontinue to your regular medication as prescribed prior to your surgery. Please note: if you are on blood pressure or heart medication, or if you are a diabetic obtain specific instructions from the anesthesiologist.

What to Expect Day of Surgery

You will be contacted by the surgery scheduler as to your arrival time at Two Rivers Surgical Center, Suite 200. This is usually 1 hour before scheduled surgery time.

It is your responsibility to make advanced arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You may NOT drive yourself, be left alone, or leave the facility in public transportation unless accompanied by an adult. Failure to meet these guidelines could result in the cancellation of your procedure.

Do not eat after midnight the night before procedure including gum, mints.

Do not use tobacco (smoking or chewing) after midnight the night before procedure.

Minimal fluids are allowed 2 hours before arrival time. Example: 8 oz water, cranberry or apple juice, soda, or coffee or tea (without creamers or sweetener).

Your family may wait in our lobby and rejoin you after you are stable and awake in recovery.

Please be aware you will be required to sign a consent form for your surgery.