What tests are required prior to my procedure?
Any pre-operative tests will be determined by your physician or anesthesiologist and communicated to you prior
to your surgery date.
Will I be contacted prior to my procedure by the facility?
Yes. You will receive up to three separate calls. Prior to your surgery/procedure you will be contacted by someone from
your physician's health care team. This call will include a health assessment and instructions for the day of surgery.
Now is a good time to ask any questions you may have regarding medications, etc. Katrina Johnson with PrevaSurgicare
will call to discuss financial matters such as your responsibility for copayments and deductibles. All financial questions
should be addressed at this time. A nurse at Keystone Surgery Center will call to make final confirmation of your
procedure and answer any final questions.
What should I bring?
1. Photo identification and insurance information
2. Medication list
3. Patient responsibility payment
4. Do not bring any valuables
Should I arrange a ride to the facility?
You will not be allowed to drive after your surgery/procedure as you will likely receive anesthesia. Please arrange for
responsible adult transport.
What may I eat/drink before my procedure?
Your physician or team member from their office will clarify what you can eat or drink prior to your surgery/procedure.
Normally there is no food or beverages after Midnight. Should you not follow your physician’s instructions your
surgery/procedure could be cancelled.
Should I take my routine medications on surgery/procedure day?
Your physician’s medical staff should provide you with this information. Please bring a list of all medications you are
currently on, including all over the counter drugs and herbal supplements. When the nurse contacts you to discuss
any final questions she will discuss your medications with you at this time too.
What can I do to ensure I have the proper procedure on the correct site?
While your safety is our primary concern, your entire health care team will follow rigorous guidelines regarding site
identification and procedure confirmation. National Patient Safety goals require patient involvement. You will be asked
to confirm both the procedure and site. In most cases, your surgeon will mark the site prior to your procedure.
What can I do to help prevent site infection?
Please shower or bathe the morning of your procedure. This will help minimize infectons. Your physician or someone
from their medical staff team will provide you with after care instructions.
What if I think I might be pregnant?
Please be sure to notify your medical team prior to your surgery/procedure date. The surgical
procedure, anesthesia, and/or any medications given could be harmful to the baby.