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Preparing For Surgery

Preparing 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 be asked to visit the One Medical Passport link on our website to complete your health history.

Here, you will be asked to enter your past and present health history, including any previous surgeries you’ve had, any allergies, and a complete list of any medications you are currently taking.

Be sure to also mention any over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Bufferin, Advil, Motrin, or any herbal supplements you may be taking.

surgical prep station

Once the online health history has been completed, a registered nurse will contact you to review your health history and provide instructions for your arrival. This will take place within a few days prior to your scheduled surgery date. The nurse will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have at this time.

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 outcomes for you. You will receive instructions for any tests from either the registered 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 them home.