Preparing for your procedure can be a stressful time; however, the staff at Stuart Surgery Center are focused on your safety and care, and are here to guide you through this health care encounter.
Once your procedure has been scheduled:
Your physicians’ office staff will provide information regarding patient registration on One Medical Passport, a web-based patient registration portal. Please log in and complete your health care information at least a week before your procedure. Once this is completed, one of our Registered Nurses will contact you to review your past and present medical and surgical history. The nurse will also ask about all of the medications that you take on a daily basis including over the counter medications and herbal supplements. It is especially important to know your blood pressure, diabetic, and heart medications. The nurse will then review instructions about taking medications prior to your procedure and other important information you may need to know for your procedure.
Depending on your age and medical history, it is possible your physician may schedule a few minor tests prior to your procedure to further assure the safest of outcomes for you. If these are needed, you will receive instructions for any tests from either the nurse or your physicians’ office. The results from these tests will automatically be forwarded to your surgeon and our surgery center.
*Prior to the day of your procedure, if there are any changes in your physical condition, please notify your surgeon’s office. If your outcome might be affected by these changes, the doctor may choose to postpone your procedure.
If you are having any anesthesia or sedation, you must have someone accompany you, stay at the surgery center, and drive you home after your procedure. It is preferred that you have someone to stay with you overnight following your procedure.