- Complete the Medical Clearance Form the practitioner gives to you.
- Have the patient’s primary care physician complete a History and Physical form; this must be completed within 30 days of surgery. The practitioner will determine if any pre-operative testing is necessary. Tell the doctor about any medications, including aspirin, the patient takes on a regular basis. The patient may need to stop taking certain medications prior to surgery.
- Arrange for a ride home with a responsible adult. The patient must be at home with a responsible adult for at least the first 24 hours after surgery.
- A parent or guardian must accompany all children (under 18 years of age) to our surgery center.
- Our staff will contact you several days prior to the procedure to discuss the patient’s health history.
THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY
- A nurse will call you two working days before the procedure to confirm the time of the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you won’t be available, please call us the day before the procedure.
- Unless otherwise informed by the nurse, make sure the patient has nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery.
THE DAY OF SURGERY
Please return the Medical Clearance as soon as possible to us via fax at (410) 417-9999. Please also bring a copy with you on the day of your surgery.
You must fast (do not eat, drink or chew on gum) after midnight of the night before your procedure.
All of the patient’s medications, including inhalers and nebulizers!
If requested by our staff, Medical Clearance.
Patient’s medical and dental insurance cards.
Accompanying adults should bring photo ID (non-biological parents and guardians must bring proof of guardianship or notarized power of attorney).
Leave all necklaces, rings, earrings, watches, other jewelry and valuables at home.
Bring an extra change of clothes. For younger patients, please bring extra pull-ups or diapers and a stroller to transport them from the facility to the car after their procedures.
Anything else requested by our staff.
Please wear comfortable, loose fit clothing.
Remove all nail polish. Nail polish interferes with the sensors that monitor oxygen levels.
Please call and report any change in medical status, however minor, on the day of procedure, including but not limited to, cold, flu, fever, suspected pregnancy, newly discovered allergies, or changes to medications.