Welcome to Glendale Outpatient Surgery Center!
Glendale Outpatient Surgery Center is not only home to some of Southern California's best surgeons, but also provides patients with a state-of-the-art facility and friendly, personable staff.
[Patient Rights and Responsibilities]
The Evening Before Surgery and Fasting
- Please do not eat or drink anything past midnight on the night before your surgery.
- Undigested food and liquids from eating and drinking can cause serious complications during your surgery.
- If you take prescription medications, ask your surgeon if you should take them on the morning before leaving for the surgery center.
- If advised to take your medication, do so with only a small sip of water.
The Morning of Surgery and Transportation
- Please arrive promptly for your scheduled appointment. You will be notified the day before your surgery as to the time to arrive at the center.
- Bring all necessary paperwork and insurance cards.
- Leave all valuables at home.
- Shower prior to coming to the center. This can minimize the chance of infection. Also, remove all makeup, hairpieces, jewelry, and nail polish.
- If you wear dentures, you will be required to remove them immediately prior to surgery. A plastic container will be provided for their safe keeping.
- Wear loose comfortable clothing such as a sweat suit or an easy button shirt or loose blouse.
- Bring a list of your prescription and non-prescription medications and herbal supplements with dosage and frequency.
- Your surgeon may request that you discontinue aspirin or aspirin products prior to your surgery.
- Before surgery you will be asked to sign a consent form. If you are 18 or under you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with the right to sign legal documents for your care.
- For the safety of our patients, Glendale Outpatient Surgery Center requires that all paperwork i.e.: consents, lab work, EKG, X-rays and additional tests that your doctor ordered be signed and be present at facility the morning of surgery.
- Please remain flexible as surgery times may change even on the day of surgery. The center will call you as soon as possible with any necessary changes.
- You should arrange to have someone pick you up at our facility after your surgery is complete. Also, please arrange to have someone stay with you at home for at least 24 hours after your surgery.
Immediately Before Your Surgery
- You will be asked to change into a surgical gown and your belongings will be stored under lock and key during your surgery.
- Once changed, a pre-operative registered nurse will take a brief medical history from you and confirm the type of procedure and site of the procedure.
- Either the registered nurse or the anesthesiologist will place a small intravenous catheter into your arm, in preparation for anesthesia.
- Once in the operating room, your anesthesiologist will make you comfortable and will induce anesthesia, and remain with you for the entire course of the surgery.
Immediately After Your Surgery and Recovery
- Most patients awaken in the recovery room, pleasantly unaware that the surgery has been completed.
- A registered nurse will be with you at all times during your recovery period and an anesthesiologist will be available to tend to your medical needs during recovery.
- Once you have been cleared by the anesthesiologist, you can change back into your clothing with the help of a nurse and aided outside to your awaiting transportation.
- It is important that someone be with you at home for at least 24 hours after your surgical procedure.
Should you have any questions, please call us at (818) 244-8200.
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