Do not eat anything after 12:00 midnight the night before surgery (this includes chewing gum, lozenges, hard candy and chewing tobacco). You may have clear liquids, up to two hours prior to your arrival time (ex: water, apple juice, Gatorade).
Do not bring valuables with you on the day of surgery (this includes purses, money, jewelry, etc.).
If possible, make arrangements for childcare which will allow you to concentrate on recovering.
You will be asked to arrive 1 1⁄2 – 2 hours prior to the start of your surgery. This is dependent upon the type of anesthesia you may receive.
If you are diabetic, you will be given instructions as to the dose and time to take your medication prior to arriving at the center.
If you routinely take a medication that thins the blood, you must speak with your surgeon about when to stop this drug and if you may need any blood tests before surgery (i.e.: aspirin, Coumadin, Plavix, Naprosyn, Motrin).
If you are unable to keep your appointment for surgery or are delayed in arriving, please call the surgery center as soon as possible at (919) 322-4800.
If you are receiving anesthesia and/or valium, you must have a responsible adult drive you home.
We will provide our patients with the highest quality surgical care and services in a comfortable and pleasant outpatient environment by adhering to highest professional standards of practice.
Our expert team of personnel will create an environment that fosters genuine caring concern for the comfort and welfare of the patients, their family and friends.
We will endeavor to continuously improve our services to our patients and other stakeholders.