Frequently Asked Questions

Should I take my usual daily medication?
Any medication taken on the date of your surgery must be at the direction of your medical doctor and your surgeon.  Some medications will be stopped for the surgery, particularly diabetes medication and blood thinners.

People using inhalers must bring them to the Center on the day of surgery.

May I continue my herbal medications?
Herbal medications may have harmful effects on the surgery.  Many of these remedies may effect your clotting mechanism and interfere with the anesthetic agents.  (The list of drugs and their side effects are too great for this site.)  Please stop taking these medications two weeks before surgery.  Please remember to mention these remedies when being asked about medication and on the “ASC Medication List” found on the Pre-Register page.

Who may accompany me?
You are welcome to bring one person with you to the Center. That person will be allowed to be in your room with you before surgery and may sit with you after the surgery if you so choose.

When a patient is a child often two parents and/or guardians will accompany him or her to the Center. We will do our best to accommodate everyone, however, one parent and/or guardian will be permitted into the recovery room at a time.

Please refrain from bringing young children to the Center as guests.

Will I receive sedation before going into the operating room?

We will individualize each patient’s care.