About Your Visit
- Prior to your surgery, your surgeon will discuss your surgery with you and schedule it with Premier Surgery Center. A nurse will call you the day before surgery and give you preoperative instructions. If you haven't been contacted by 3Pm of the day prior to surgery, please call the Center before 5PM.
- If you have a change in physical condition before the surgery such as cold, fever, persistent cough or rash, please notify your surgeon prior to the operation. Should you be pregnant, or suspect that you may be, it is extremely important for us to be aware.
- Make sure you bring the following items with you to the Center on the day of surgery: a list of all medications you are currently taking, health insurance cards and picture identification.
- The night before the surgery, do not eat or drink after midnight, including gum, water, vitamins or mints, unless your pre-op nurse has given you special instructions. This is for your own safety during anesthesia and surgery.
- Be sure to arrange transportation to take you home once you are ready to leave the recovery room.
- If you have any further questions, feel free to call the Center at (912) 264-9029.
The Day of your Operation:
- Remember not to eat or drink the morning of your surgery, unless your nurse has given you special instructions.
- Be sure to wear comfortable clothing that you can change in and out of easily, and that will not blind the site of your surgery; preferably a button up shirt.
- Do not wear contact lenses, and please leave your jewelry and other valuables at home.
- Be at the center one hour before your scheduled surgery time to complete your admission forms and sign your consent form. Persons under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them to sign the forms.
- The Premier staff will ask you for a brief medical history.
- Your anesthesiologist will meet with you to discuss your anesthesia, tell you exactly what will happen before, during and after your surgery, and answer and questions you may have.
After the Procedure:
- You will rest in our recovery room, under the care of specially trained nurses. Your anesthesiologist will monitor your condition.
- Our staff will answer your questions and give you postoperative instructions as ordered by your physician. You will receive a written copy of these instructions.
- You may be dizzy or sleepy after your surgery, even after spending time in the recovery room. Do not attempt to drive or even take a taxi home alone. Please have a responsible adult with you to provide transportation.
- Once you've returned home, although you may feel fine, have someone plan ahead to stay at home with you through the night. Do not make any important decision, consume alcoholic beverages, take medications not prescribed by your surgeon, drive or operate machinery during the 24-hour period following your operation.
- Plan to take it easy for a few days, as the majority of patients do not feel up to their typical activities right away, usually due to general tiredness or surgical discomfort.
- Call your surgeon if you have questions about what you can and cannot do, when you can return to work and you regular activities.
- You will be contacted by our pre-registration/insurance pre-certification department prior to your surgery date to pre-register you as well as to inform you of any deductible, co-insurance and/or co-pay that may be due upon the date of your surgery. These amounts are estimates only and are based on the information provided by your surgeon's office. This (estimated) fee does not include the surgeon, anesthesiologist, or pathology fee, you will be billed separately.
- We accept payment via cash, check, VISA, Master Card, American Express and Discover Card. We also accept Care Credit. For more information about the Care Credit health Care credit line please call our billing office at 912-264-9966.