Preparing for Your Procedure

Schedule Your Procedure
Your physician's office will schedule your procedure and provide you with all of your pre-surgery paperwork.  Part of the information they provide to you will be a packet of documents about having your procedure at Findlay Surgery Center.

Please thoroughly review each of these documents prior to your surgery:

  Welcome     Your Safety
  Disclosures     Preparing for Your Surgery
  Financial Policy     Managing Your Care
  Patient Bill of Rights     Preventing Infection After Surgery
  Patient Responsibilities     Managing of Post-Operative Pain

Approximately 2 weeks prior to your surgery date...
Findlay Surgery Center will call you to ask questions regarding current and past medical conditions, allergies and medications you are taking. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have and be sure to let the staff know of any special needs.

TWO DAYS prior to your procedure...
you will receive a phone call, confirming your arrival time. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please contact your physician's office immediately.

Other Reminders:

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery unless your doctor tells you otherwise.

  • If you take medication for any condition, ask your doctor and/or the Surgery Center’s nurse whether or not to take it the day of surgery.

  • For women, please notify your doctor and the Surgery Center’s nurse if there is any possibility you are pregnant.

  • In the days prior to surgery, notify your surgeon of any change in your health, such as a cold, fever, or sore throat.

  • For your safety, please arrange for an adult to drive you home after surgery. You will not be allowed to drive yourself home.