What to expect…
A few days before surgery, a pre-admission nurse will call to obtain your health history and medications, provide you with pre-operative instructions, and answer questions that you may have regarding your scheduled procedure.
Please contact us the day before your procedure if you experience one of the following:
A cold, acute illness or exposure to a communicable disease
A significant change in your health or medications
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight unless your physician has given you other instructions.
Do not take medication after midnight unless directed by your physician or a nurse at the Center. If you are taking medication for diabetes or high blood pressure, or are taking Coumadin or other blood thinners, you must tell your physician in case an adjustment in dosage needs to be made prior to your procedure.
Please bathe or shower the morning of your procedure and wear freshly laundered clothing. Do not wear cologne, perfume, or make-up. Deodorant is permitted.
Make sure you have your driver’s license and insurance card(s) with you. Bring a list of all medications that you are currently taking, including any supplements.
What to wear…
Please wear loose fitting, casual clothing which can be taken off easily and folded. We will provide you with privacy to change out of your clothes and into a hospital gown. Do not bring valuables to the center. Please leave all jewelry and cash at home.
Patients who are minors…
Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is authorized to sign consent forms. This person must stay within the center until the patient is discharged.
After your procedure…
Once the procedure is complete, you will be transferred to the post procedure area for your recovery. If you wish, your escort will be allowed to visit with you while in the recovery unit. Patients are allowed a maximum of two adult visitors.
If you received a sedative, you must be accompanied by someone who can drive you home after your procedure and stay with you for the first 24 hours. Additionally, at the time of discharge, you cannot drive yourself or take public transportation unaccompanied.
Before you leave the center, your physician will give you the post-operative findings and your nurse will give you instructions both verbally and in writing as directed by your physician. Please expect to receive a phone call from the nursing staff within 72 hours after discharge to follow-up on your recovery.
In order to facilitate your experience here at Eastside Surgery Center Center, please find the patients brochures and handouts below.
Question about your bill?
Our staff will assist you in understanding your benefits and help you to obtain any prior authorization that your insurance may require.
If you have a co-pay due, you will be responsible to pay at registration unless other arrangements have been made with the center’s billing department.
There will be a fee for your procedure being performed at the center. After filing with your insurance company, you will receive a statement with applicable co-pays and deductibles. Patients should be prepared to pay any unmet deductible, co-pay, or co-insurance.
The Eastside Surgery Center statements will not include services provided by your physician, anesthesia services, or laboratory fees. Due to the number of insurance plans, we suggest that you contact your insurance company if you have a specific question regarding your coverage.
Please call 1-877-276-6991 if you have questions before surgery regarding your insurance deductible or co-pay, or if you have any questions after surgery regarding your statement.
We look forward to being of service to you and providing you affordable quality health care.