Day of SurgeryThank you for choosing Millennium Surgical Center for your upcoming surgical procedure. We're looking forward to treating you.
Your physician has referred you for treatment or diagnostic studies related to your condition. Before your scheduled appointment, please read over this information carefully. You will receive a pre-operative phone call a day or two before your procedure. If you do not hear from us, please call us at (856) 751-4555 for pre-operative instructions.
Preparing for Your Procedure
- Plan to arrive approximately one hour before your procedure time. This time is required to complete your paperwork and prepare you for your procedure. Your arrival time will be given to you by the center's nurse a day or two before your procedure. If you do not hear from us by the day before your scheduled surgery, please call (865) 751-4555 and ask for the pre-op nurse.
- You must have a responsible adult to bring you and take you home. If you have no driver, your appointment will be cancelled. In some cases, the responsible adult may have to stay with you for several hours after the procedure. If using public transportation (i.e. taxi), you must have a family member or friend accompany you. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on the day of your procedure as to when you can return to work.
- Bring a list of your current medications or herbal supplements and any drug allergies. If you are taking Coumadin, Plavix, Aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve), please make sure your surgeon is aware and has given you instructions about these medications. Please give us a call if you think you are pregnant.
- You will need to bring your insurance and identification cards with you, including Medicare. Also bring a photo ID. Motor Vehicle Insurance patients will be required to pay their deductible, if applicable, on or before the day of treatment.
- Leave all valuables and jewelry at home.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing such as elastic waist pants, a T-shirt and slip-on shoes.
- No food or drink after midnight the night before your scheduled procedure.
- Please take medications as directed by our nurse during your pre-procedure phone evaluation.
Before Your Procedure
- One of our clinical staff will call you to go over instructions and answer any questions you may have.
- Let us know if you have any allergies to food, medications and/or latex.
- Do not take any diuretics the day of your procedure. Follow your physician's pre-operative orders for the medications you can take the day of your procedure and take them with a small sip of water.
- Call us at (856) 751-4555 and ask to speak with one of our nurses if you:
- Have diabetes
- Are being treated with blood thinners (Plavix, Coumadin or Heparin)
- Have an active infection
- May be pregnant
- Have questions of any kind
After Your Procedure
- If you received sedation for your procedure, you will need to bring a responsible adult with you. You should also rest the remainder of the day. Although you may feel normal, your reflexes and mental ability may be impaired.
- Do not consume alcohol, drive, operate machinery or make important personal or business decisions for 24 hours. The effects of sedation or anesthesia can last for more than 24 hours.
- Follow your physician's post-operative orders as directed.
- You may feel dizzy, lightheaded or sleepy for 24 hours or longer.
- Drink plenty of fluids and progress to your normal diet as tolerated unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
- A soar throat may occur.
- You may resume your regular medication schedule unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
- Call us if you experience any of the following:
- Fever over 101 degrees
- Excessive pain or swelling
- Signs of infection
- Excessive drainage or bleeding
- Continued nausea or vomiting
- An unexpected reaction to medication
- A surgery center nurse will call you the following day regarding your recent procedure.
- In case of emergency, call 911 immediately.
Insurance and Billing
- Please bring your insurance card(s), any related forms you might have and a personal identification card.
- If you are a Medicare patient, make sure you bring your Medicare card with you.
- If you are represented by an attorney, please bring his or her name, address and phone number.
- Once your insurance has been verified, you will be required to pay your co-pay on or before the day of your appointment.
- If you are a self-pay patient, we require that you pay for your service on or before the date of your appointment. Cash patients will be required to pay for their services on or before their admission date unless other arrangements have been made.
- MasterCard, Visa and American Express are accepted by the facility. Debit cards, cash, cashier's checks, certified checks and money orders are also accepted. No personal checks, please.
- We will bill your insurance on your behalf; however, anything not covered by your insurance will be your responsibility to pay. If you have questions about financial arrangements, please call us at (856) 751-4555.