Pre-Op Instructions

Every surgery or procedure is unique. You should always consult your physician with specific questions about your surgery or procedure. The following instructions are presented as general guidelines if they differ from or contradict those given by your physician or nurse, always defer to the instructions from the medical professional.

Call 478-621-4501 for your surgery time the day prior to your surgery between 3pm and 4:30pm.

Before Surgery

  • A nurse will ask questions regarding your medical conditions, ex diabetes, allergies, and medications.
  • Do not eat any solid food after midnight on the day prior to your surgery. Do not drink any liquids after midnight on the day prior to your surgery.
  • If you take medication for any condition, as your physician or facility nurse whether to take it the day of surgery.
  • Notify your physician if there is any change in your health, such as a cold, fever, or sore throat, the week before your surgery.
  • For women, if there is any possibility you are pregnant, please notify your physician and a facility nurse.
  • If special arrangements are necessary, please call our business office prior to your surgery date.
  • Stop taking all blood thinners 7-10 days prior to your procedure (ex. Aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, etc.) or as directed by pre-op nurse

Day of Surgery

  • You will be asked to remove contact lenses, dentures, and any prosthesis.
  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Upon arrival, you will change into a gown and slippers provided by the facility.
  • Leave all valuables at home, including watches, rings, jewelry, and wallets.
  • Arrive promptly at the scheduled time to allow adequate time for admission procedures.
  • Bring your insurance ID cards, any paperwork from your physician, such as test results, a list of your medications, and a form of payment if your insurance company requires a co-pay
  • For your safety, please arrange for an adult to drive you home after surgery. You will not be allowed to drive yourself home.
  • Avoid chewing gum on the day of your procedure.

Advanced Directives

Please note that our facilities policy on advanced directives is that life sustaining efforts will be initiated and maintained on all patients. If you would like information on developing advanced directives, the following website can assist you and includes a description of the State’s health and safety laws:

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Additionally, upon request, we can provide you with official State advance directive forms.

Concerns about Your Care

You have the right to be told about our policy and procedure on complaints. Please contact our administrator for additional information on how to submit a complaint, how complaints are reviewed, the time frame for review of complaints, when to expect a response, and the possible outcomes of complaints. Feel free to follow up with our administrator if your complaint has not been addressed.