If you have a question about your procedure please look over the information below. If you don’t see what you need please call the surgery pavilion at (619) 686-3434, and speak with a nurse to receive specific instructions.
Our Frequently Asked Questions are here to help make your visit a little easier. If you don’t see exactly what you are searching for or still have any questions regarding your procedure or visit please contact us prior to coming in.
Co-pays and/ or remaining deductibles are due at the time of service. If you have a co-insurance (for example, an 80/20 plan), we will send you a bill after we receive payment from your insurance company. Our billing statement will show you the payment we received from your insurance, and any patient responsibility per the Explanation of Benefits.
There will be a minimum of four caregivers: your surgeon, the anesthesiologist, a operating room technician-who is the sterile instrument handler assisting the surgeon, and a “circulating” nurse, who attends to a variety of needs throughout the case.
Frequently, instructions are given not to eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your surgery. Any amount of food in your stomach can produce gastric juices which leads to nausea and vomiting. If vomit enters your lungs, it may result in pneumonia or serious infections. Different surgeries have different fasting requirements. Our pre-operative nurses will call you two business days prior to your surgery to give you specific instructions about eating and drinking.
Photo ID or driver’s license, insurance information card or workers’ compensation information Cash, check or credit/debit card to pay your co-pay or deductible requirement Advance Healthcare Directive (if available) List of medications
We take cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover credit/debit cards.
You can park in the ACE parking lot which is located directly behind our building. It costs $2.00 per hour, but no more than $6.00 per day with a “validated ticket”. Make sure to ask one of the front office staff members to validate your ticket.
If you have any type of sedation, you cannot drive for 24 hours. You can only take a bus or cab if a responsible adult will accompany you home.
Although you can expect some discomfort following a surgical procedure, medication will be immediately available to keep you as comfortable as possible.
An anesthesiologist will be in attendance during your procedure, administering medications and monitoring your vital signs. The risk of experiencing any awareness during surgery is extremely small.