Preparing for Surgery
If you and your surgeon have elected surgery as a treatment option, your surgeon’s office will schedule your procedure at Plainfield Surgery Center for you.
Your surgeon will inform you of any necessary pre-admission testing such as X-rays, EKG, or blood tests. Pre-admission testing must be completed 3-7 days prior to your surgery.
A nurse will contact you to:
- Conduct a pre-operative health assessment
- Obtain your medical history
- Address any questions or concerns you may have
One Day Prior to Your Surgery
A nurse will contact you to confirm your arrival time and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Day of Your Surgery
It is very important to follow the pre-operative instructions that you were given. Failure to do so could cause your surgery to be delayed or cancelled. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing and shoes. Any valuables should be left at home.
You must arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you to and from the facility. Due to COVID-19 the responsible adult will need to wait in the car and remain on the campus.
Children who will undergo surgery are encouraged to bring their favorite toy or blanket with them. One parent can accompany the child to the pre-op area. Once the child has gone into surgery the parent will be asked to return to the car and wait.
After Your Surgery
Once your procedure is completed, the surgeon will call your responsible adult and provide a update. Please answer the surgeon’s call.
The post-op nurse will call your responsible adult and review your discharge instructions. You will also be provided with a written copy of the discharge instructions to take home.
Your recovery will continue in the comfort of your own home.
A member of the nursing staff will call you after surgery to check on your progress and answer any questions you may have.