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Before My Surgery

To expedite your check-in process, we need you to bring your insurance information the day of your procedure. Also, we must have a photo ID of the patient or parent of patients under the age of 18.

You will receive a phone call asking you to complete your medical history using our electronic registration link called One Medical Passport. You can access this link on the home page of our website where it says, "Pre-Register Now." A nurse will call you the day before your surgery, review special instructions, answer any questions you have, and provide you a time for arrival.  If you have not received a call by noon the day before your surgery or have additional questions please call us at (502) 589-9488.

It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.

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Food and Drink 
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight – not even coffee or water.  This will reduce the possibility of nausea and vomiting following anesthesia or sedation.  You may brush your teeth, remembering not to swallow anything.  Refrain from the use of mints, chewing gum or cigarettes.  Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your procedure.

Medications
Please do not take any medication after midnight unless instructed by your physician or our facility.  If you are diabetic or on blood pressure, heart or stomach medications, obtain specific instructions from your physician or the nurse who contacts you from Premier Surgery Center of Louisville.

Alcohol
Do not drink alcohol for at least 48 hours before your arrival.

Smoking
No smoking after midnight the night before your surgery.

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry)
Please remove all these items before surgery.

Clothing
Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing such as sweat suits and easy-to-button shirts or blouses that are big enough to be comfortable after your procedure and  to fit over dressings.  Wear comfortable shoes; no high heels please.  A nurse will provide you with a patient gown and a bag to store your clothing in while in the preoperative area.

Valuables
Please leave all valuables, including jewelry and cash, at home.  We cannot be responsible for damaged or lost property.  Bring all of your prescription medications with you on the day of your procedure. 

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Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain herbal medicines.  You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery.  You can discuss this with our staff or your surgeon. 

What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:

  • Information To Bring: Please bring all Insurance cards and a photo ID. Please bring any paperwork or x-rays that your physician has given you.
  • Bathing: Please bathe or shower prior to your procedure.  Remove all makeup and jewelry and leave at least one fingernail free of polish.  Do not use lotion or oils after bathing.   If you wear contact lenses or glasses, bring a case for their safekeeping.  We provide containers for removable dentures or bridgework. 
  • Driver:   You will need to have a responsible adult, age 18 years or older, stay at the center for the duration of your procedure and drive you home. Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.  It is your responsibility to arrange in advance for a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you the first 24 hours after your procedure.  You cannot drive yourself or be left alone if you have had general anesthesia or sedation. 
  • Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours after your surgery.
  • Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
  • Care For Children: If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery. 
  • Interpreter: If the patient cannot read or speak English, or requires sign language interpretation, we can provide those services. For a sign language interpretation, please notify the Scheduling Department at (502) 589-9488 when surgery is scheduled. 

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