Before Your Surgery
Interview: Before your surgery,
one of our nurses will call you to conduct a telephone interview.
During your interview a registered nurse will verbally inform you of
your Patient Rights and Responsibilities. If this interview does not
occur before your scheduled day of surgery your procedure may need to
For your convenience, feel free to call us at
(703) 922-0088 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F) if you have any questions.
Patient Information: Visit our Patient Information section for important details about patient rights & responsibilities, advance directives and more.
Labs/EKG: You may need lab work
or an EKG before your surgery (check with your surgeon to see if this is
required). Your surgeon may do this or you may be sent to your primary
care physician to have this completed. It is important that you fax
any test results or other test information to us at (703) 922-5681
before the day of surgery.
History and Physicals: All patients are
required to have a history and physical exam before surgery. Your
surgeon may do this or you may be sent to your primary physician to
have this completed. Again, it is important that you fax this to us at
(703) 922-5681 before your surgery.
Do not eat or drink after midnight the night
before surgery. You may take your prescription medication as directed
by the interview nurse. You may brush your teeth. To reduce bacteria on
your skin, bath or shower before arriving, but do not apply lotion to
your skin after bathing.
Do not wear makeup or jewelry. If you wear
contact lenses, we recommend that you remove them and wear your
glasses. If you wear contact lenses to the Center they may have to be
removed, so bring a contact lens container with you. We do not take
responsibility for any jewelry, money or valuables, so leave them at
home. Bring only your picture ID, insurance card and any co-pays and/or deductibles that are applicable.
Because you will not be able to drive for 24 hours,
an adult 18 years or older must accompany you and drive you home to
ensure your safety. Transportation by taxi is acceptable as long as
another responsible adult accompanies you. Please plan on having your
driver remain with you for the entire procedure if at all possible. A
parent or legal guardian must remain in the facility at all times when
children under the age of 18 are undergoing procedures at the
- We will need a list of current medication, as
well as the dosage, along with other medical history to complete the
interview. This takes 15-30 minutes, depending upon your current or
past state of health.
What To Bring
- Photo ID
- Insurance card
- A list of medications with dosages and how often you take the medication
- Amount quoted to meet your deductible, co-pays, and/or co-insurance
- Telephone number of adult driver or escort taking you home
You will need to arrive at the Surgery Center at least one hour before your scheduled
surgery. Free parking is available in front of the building. Upon entering the building, proceed by
elevator to the second floor, Suite 200. Proceed to the registration desk to check in. Please bring your photo ID and your insurance card
with your co-payment if applicable. If you have insurance questions, call (703) 922-0088.