Information for your surgery
Two days before your surgery date
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.