Information to prepare you for your surgery

Two days before your surgery date

A staff member will call you to confirm your surgery time. They will ask you questions regarding current or 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.

Your doctor or the nurse will instruct you as to what time you are to stop eating and drinking prior to surgery.

If you take medication for any conditions, ask your doctor and/or the nurse whether or not to take it the day of surgery.

For women, if there is any possibility that you are pregnant, please notify your doctor and/or the nurse.

Please 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 family member or friend to drive you home. They will be required to wait in the waiting room for you until you are discharged. It may be advisable for a responsible adult to stay with you for 12 to 24 hours after the procedure.

If you have questions, please call the Surgery Center at (614) 396-2664.

Day of your surgery

Arrive promptly at the time instructed during the pre-op phone call. This will allow adequate time for all necessary admission procedures.

Please bring your insurance identification cards and photo ID.

Leave all valuables at home, including all jewelry and wallets.

Be sure to bring any paperwork your doctor gave you, such as test results or your medical history, and a list of medications you are taking.

Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing.

After surgery you will be closely monitored until you are ready to go home. Although the times may vary, most patients are usually discharged 15 to 45 minutes after surgery.

It is perfectly normal to feel discomfort in the area of the surgery. You may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness depending on the kind of anesthesia you received.

At home after your surgery

You will receive specific instructions for care while recovering at home. In the event of difficulty, please don’t hesitate to call us.

For the first 24 hours following surgery, do not engage in strenuous activities, drink alcoholic beverages, drive or make any critical decisions.

A nurse from the Central Ohio Urology Surgery Center will call you within a day or two to evaluate how you are recovering at home.

You will be asked to complete a questionnaire about the care you received. Your comments will help us continue to improve our services.

Financial responsibilities

A staff member will call you in advance of your surgery regarding your financial responsibilities. If special financial arrangements are necessary, please call the Surgery Center at (614) 396-2670 prior to admission.

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