Patient Information

For your convenience, you can download the Santa Fe Surgery Center LLC Patient Information form right at this site. This document will contain your medical background, such as medication and allergies, as well as an acknowledgment of disclosure.

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Surgery Preparation

Your physician has scheduled your surgical procedure at SFSC. The staff has already begun the process to make your visit to the facility as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

Prior to surgery, you may receive a phone call from your pre-admission nurse who will speak with you regarding your information. You will be given instructions regarding what time to arrive at the center the day of your surgery (This call is usually done the day before surgery).

Notify the Center and 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, blood thinners or certain herbal medicines; You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery; You can discuss this with your surgeon

What You Need the Day of Surgery

  • Information to Bring: Insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance Information, numbers and addresses, and any instructions given to you by your surgeon
  • Driver: You must plan to have someone drive you home; do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation
  • Escort: A friend, relative, or dedicated caregiver is highly recommended to stay with you for 24 hours after 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 whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery
  • List of medications: Please bring a list of medications that you are currently taking with you on the day of surgery

Food and Drink

  • If you are arriving BEFORE noon: Do not eat or drink liquids after midnight the night before your surgery; if your physician has indicated different food and drink instructions, continue to follow their guidelines
  • If you are arriving AFTER noon: You may eat toast with jelly six (6) hours prior to your arrival time but avoid dairy, egg, and meat products after midnight. You may have clear, non-alcoholic liquids up to six (6) hours before your arrival time. If your surgeon has indicated different food and drink instructions, continue to follow their guidelines
  • DO NOT chew any gum or use mints, hard candy, etc. after MIDNIGHT, the night before your surgery, unless advised otherwise by your anesthesia provider

The Morning of Surgery

  • All jewelry and valuables should be removed prior to surgery and left home or in your vehicle
  • You may be asked to bring your copayment, coinsurance, or deductible with you
  • Wear low-heeled shoes and loose, comfortable clothing which is easy to put on and take off
  • Remove make-up, nail polish, and contact lenses if you wear them
  • If applicable, bring the following items with you:
    • Eyeglasses with cases (you will be asked to remove them prior to surgery)
    • Dentures with case
    • Hearing aids with case
    • Crutches, walker, or fracture boot (if issued for foot surgery)
    • Eye kit (Lake Eye cataract surgeries only)
  • Please only take medications (heart and blood pressure) as instructed by your doctor or anesthesia provider with a SIP OF WATER
  • You may brush your teeth but spit out all liquids
  • Bring all instructions given to you by your surgeon to surgery with you

YOU MUST HAVE SOMEONE OVER THE AGE OF 18 DRIVE YOU HOME AFTER SURGERY AND IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT SOMEONE STAYS WITH YOU FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS AFTER SURGERY. Please make these arrangements prior to your surgery.

YOU WILL NOT BE DISCHARGED WITHOUT A DRIVER (NO TAXI).

Please take note of our guidelines so that we can perform an effective and efficient surgery. Call us today at 352-561-4950 if you have any questions.