Preparing For Surgery

ccsc-surgery-prepPreparing for surgery, whether for an adult or child, can be a very stressful time. The staff at Capital City Surgery Center, are focused on your safety and care.

Once your surgeon has informed CCSC of your pending procedure, you will receive a call from our Health History Nurse up to one week prior to your surgery date. You will be asked to provide your past and present medical history. It is very important to inform her of all medications you are taking, especially medicines for heart, diabetes or blood pressure.

Be sure to mention over the counter drugs such as aspirin, Bufferin, Nuprin, Advil, Motrin or any herbal supplements.

You will be given instructions about taking medications prior to your procedure. You will also be asked about any previous surgeries you’ve had, and any allergies you may have. By providing us with the most accurate details about your health we will be able to customize your care during your stay with us.

Depending on your age and medical history, you may need to have a few minor tests prior to your surgery to further assure the safest of outcomes for you. You will receive instructions for any tests from either the health history nurse or your surgeon’s office. The results from these tests will automatically be forwarded to your surgeon and our surgery center.

Prior to the day of surgery, if there are any changes in your physical condition, please notify your surgeon’s office. The doctor may choose to postpone your surgery.

If you are having any anesthesia or sedation, you must have someone accompany you to the surgery center, drive you home after your surgery, and stay with you overnight. All patients having a “pain” procedure are required to have a driver to transport you home.