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The Day Of Your Procedure


  • Remove all make-up, nail polish and hair pieces.

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing such as a sweat suit or an easy button shirt or blouse.  This is important in the event that bandages are required after your procedure.

  • Leave valuables at home, including all jewelry.

  • If you wear glasses or contact lenses bring your eyewear case for their safekeeping during your procedure.  Contact lenses will need to be removed.  If you have any removable dentures or bridgework, we will give you containers so those pieces can be safely stored during your procedure.

  • Bring your insurance card and any special insurance claim forms that your insurance plan requires.

  • Bring all of the following items if you have them:

    • Reports of any lab studies done within the past week

    • Reports, films or CDs of any chest x-ray or electrocardiogram (EKG) done within the past 6 months

  • If your child is having surgery, please feel free to bring his or her favorite comforting toy or blanket.



  • Arrive 1-2 hours before the time your procedure is scheduled.  You will be given a specific time to arrive when the surgery center nurse calls you the day before.  Due to surgery schedule changes, please adhere to the time given to you by the FSC staff, not your physician’s office.

  • When you arrive at our center, please check in at the Registration Desk to verify personal, ride/responsible adult, and insurance information.  If you do not have a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours after your surgery your surgery will be cancelled.

  • All minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  If you are a legal guardian, please bring proof of guardianship.  A parent/legal guardian must remain at the surgery center until the child’s discharge.



  • After check-in, you will be brought to the pre-operative area to change into a gown if necessary for the type of procedure. 

  • After changing, you will be escorted to an area where the nurse will do a health interview and prepare you for surgery.  

  • When the nurse is finished getting you ready, your family or responsible adult can join you in the preoperative area until it’s time for your surgery.   

  • You and your family will have an opportunity to talk with your physician and the nurse who will be with you during your surgery/procedure.  If you are having anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will meet with you to discuss the anesthesia plan and answer any questions you may have. 

  • At the appropriate time you will escorted to the operating/procedure room. 

  • During surgery, your family/responsible adult will stay in the waiting area and will rejoin you in the recovery area after surgery.

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