Preparing For Your Spartan Health Surgicenter Visit
Insurances Information - Please contact your insurance company to verify coverage for the planned surgery at Spartan Health Surgicenter. It is your responsibility to make sure all needed authorizations, referrals, and pre-testing results are received prior to surgery. Bring insurances cards and forms with you to give to the Spartan Health Surgicenter receptionist.
Patient Health History Form - Please complete the entire patient questionnaire about your health history. Be sure to bring this form when you arrive for your surgery. This information helps the doctors and nurses at Spartan Health Surgicenter give you the best possible care.
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Pre-Operative Testing - The studies the doctor has ordered will be performed at a lab you or your doctor prefers. The tests should be scheduled so that results will be received at least two (2) business days prior to your surgery. Bring the complete Patient Information Packet with you to your scheduled pre-operative testing appointment.
Pre-Anesthetic Instructions - If you are to receive anesthesia or intravenous sedation, one of the anesthesia staff members will call you before 1:00 PM the day before your surgery to give you specific pre-operative instructions and an approximate time of discharge. A nurse will call patients scheduled for local anesthesia cases. Our staff members will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Dietary Restrictions - The evening before your procedure you may eat until 8 p.m. and have non-alcoholic liquids until midnight unless you have a special prep. Nothing - including water, chewing gum, candy or mints - is permitted after midnight, unless instructed otherwise by the anesthesia department. If you are to have a local anesthetic, please follow the same instructions.
Medications - You may take only the medications that your surgeon or the anesthesia provider has instructed you to take. If you have any questions on what medications you should take the day of the surgery, please call the Anesthesia Department at 724-483-2760. These medication instructions will be reviewed with you the day prior to surgery. Please stop all herbal preparations, vitamins and aspirin products at least one week before surgery.