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Before Your Procedure

Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your procedure.

For your safety and in an effort to help reduce your wait time on the day of your procedure, we will contact you prior to your procedure date for a pre-admission phone call.

Carefully follow all instructions from your doctor regarding preparation. If you have questions about preparation please call your physician's office for instructions or clarification.

Notify your doctor before coming to the center if there is any change in your physical condition, such as cold or fever.

Do not drink or eat anything after midnight prior to your procedure, unless your doctor has given you other instructions. You may brush your teeth, remember not to swallow anything. Refrain from the use of mints or chewing gum as well.

Please do not take any medication after midnight unless instructed by your doctor. If you are taking medications for diabetes, high blood pressure or are taking aspirin, Coumadin, or blood thinners, notify your doctor because dosage adjustments may be necessary prior to your procedure.

It is your responsibility to arrange in advance for a responsible adult to drive you
home from our facility and remain with you for the first 24 hours after your
procedure.

You cannot drive yourself home or take public transportation unaccompanied.

Important: Please complete the medication form you received from the doctor’s office and bring it with you to our facility.


On the Day of Your Procedure

Wear loose comfortable clothing. Leave all valuables, including jewelry and cash at home. No lockers are provided. Bring socks for warmth.

Bring your drivers license, insurance card(s) and reading glasses with you.

All female patients age 55 and under will be required to submit a urine sample the day of the procedure at our facility to rule out pregnancy, with the exception of having had a complete hysterectomy.


After Your Procedure

It is your responsibility to arrange in advance for a responsible adult to drive you home from our facility and remain with you for the first 24 hours after your procedure. You cannot drive yourself or take public transportation unaccompanied.

Your doctor will give you specific written instructions, for your care at home, before you leave the center.

Do not drive your car, drink alcoholic beverages, operate machinery, or sign any legal documents until the day after your procedure.


Patient's Rights

You have the right to personal privacy and confidentiality of your clinical records, to receive care in a safe setting, and to be free from all forms of abuse or harassment.

You have the responsibility to provide accurate medical and insurance information and to follow the health care facility rules and regulations affecting patient care and conduct.


Advance Directives

Most procedures done in an ambulatory surgery center setting are considered to be of minimal risk. If an adverse effect occurs during your treatment at this facility, all means of resuscitation or stabilizing measures will be performed and you will be transferred to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. At the acute care hospital, further treatment or the withdrawal of treatment will be ordered in accordance with your wishes, advance directive, or health care Power of Attorney.The facility wishes to notify you that it will not honor this element of the previously signed advance directive for any patient. If you disagree, you must address this issue with your physician.

We do not administer blood products at our center but we will ask our patients to sign a statement prior to the procedure indicating their consent to, or denial of, blood products in a case of an emergency transfer.


Handling of Grievances

You have the right to voice any grievances regarding your treatment or care that is, or fails to be, furnished.

You may file a grievance with the facility’s appointed representative by calling (941) 952-1145 or through the Office of the Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman by visiting www.medicare.gov.

 
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