About your Surgery
Our office offers patients that need surgery comprehensive assistance. We will schedule the surgery at the hospital or outpatient service, and will work in connection with your primary care physician in case medical clearance is required. Pre-operative labs are performed in our office for your convenience. Please read our Q&A section in surgery for a comprehensive understanding of your surgery, as well as preoperative and postoperative periods. Our staff will call you after your surgery to see if we can assist you with any of your medical needs.
Before your Surgery
Scheduling your surgery can be a very stressful time in your life; our surgical coordinator will try and ease this process as much as possible. We will try and accommodate your needs for scheduling, and together we will determine a good date and place for the procedure.
We operate at the Baptist Medical Arts Surgical Center and at Baptist Hospital. Place of service varies upon each individual case and medical evaluation.
For in-patient surgeries you will have a pre-operative appointment with pre-planning at the hospital a couple of days prior to surgery. In this appointment you will sign consents for the facility, address any questions you may have, and also have blood drawn.
After your Surgery
Keep in mind that postoperative care is as important or even more than the surgery itself. Following the adequate recommendations will help you restore your health faster, better and stronger. Your postoperative care depends on the nature of the procedure performed. In general there are two types of postoperative scenarios, The Same Day (Ambulatory) or the In-Patient postoperative care. This information will be provided to you at the office prior to your procedure date so you can plan ahead.
In General, once the surgery is over, most likely you would be moved into the recovery area. This area is equipped to monitor patients after surgery. Many patients feel groggy, confused and chilly when they wake up after an operation. It is normal to experience a headache, nausea or even vomiting. You may have muscle aches or a sore throat shortly after surgery. These problems should not last long. You will stay on the recovery area until you are stable.
The 10 questions you should ask before you go home
We all have been patients and had surgery at least once in our lifetime. We know what it feels and is to be post-op. We want you to accommodate you in any way possible during this period. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any of the questions that might come up at this time.