(951) 303-6890 Temecula
(951) 698-8805 Murrieta
(949) 679-6700 Irvine
(714) 835-3636 Orange
You will receive a call from our nursing department a couple days prior to your appointment to complete your health history, medications and ride information. This will take approximately 20 minutes. It is a valuable tool our staff to have clear health information. You should be given a card with Internet site and access code from your scheduling office/physician. If you do not receive this, please call the surgery center and we can give you the information over the phone.
Many patients are required to have tests prior to surgery. You will receive instructions and orders for pre-operative testing from your surgeon. Tests may include:
Food or liquid in your stomach may cause your surgery/Procedure to be postponed or canceled. Please follow these guidelines:
Some medications may be taken on the day of your procedure/surgery with a minimal sip of water. On your pre-operative phone call a nurse will discuss which medications you are able to take.
PLEASE check your blood sugar prior to your arrival to the center
Remove contact lenses. Do wear your glasses and bring a case for storage while you are in surgery. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and low-heeled shoes. A gown will be provided during your stay at the center. All jewelry, including watches and body jewelry should be removed and left at home.
Most patients remain in the post-anesthesia care unit for at least one hour after completion of surgery. You will not be able to drive. A responsible adult must be available to drive you home after your surgery. You will not be allowed to return home without a responsible adult.
If you are having an anesthetic, you should plan to have a responsible adult remain with you the first 24 hours following surgery/Procedure
You may feel dizzy or drowsy after your surgery. For your comfort and safety, do not drive or drink alcoholic beverages for the rest of the day. You will receive post-operative instructions from your doctor prior to leaving the center. Follow these instructions carefully. If you have problems after returning home, call your doctor’s office.
Should you have any questions that have not been addressed, please call the surgery center:
Please note, Nursing staff hours vary with patient census.