What to expect with outpatient surgery at SurgCenter Camelback
Expect a pre-operative phone call and least 2 days prior to your surgery. During this call we need the following information:
Keep in mind you will need someone to bring you in, take you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours. You will not be permitted to drive yourself home or take any kind of taxi or public transportation.
The reason for this is that you must have as little food, drink or stomach acid in their stomach as possible at the time of anesthesia and surgery. Upon eating or drinking, it takes at least six to eight hours for food and/or drink to leave the stomach and enter the intestines. By having you not eat or drink after 11:59 PM on the night before your day of surgery, your stomach should be empty by the time of anesthesia and surgery. This decreases the chances that you will experience nausea, vomiting or an upset stomach with anesthesia.
If you take certain medicines regularly in the morning, exceptions may be made to allow you to take their medication with small sips of water on the morning of surgery. We will discuss with you what medications you may take the morning of surgery during your pre-operative call.
Remember to bring:
Be prepared by: