Day of Surgery

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Please arrive at the Michigan Surgical Center at your scheduled appointment time to allow for registration and a pre-operative nursing evaluation.  Please review the following important information:

  • A responsible adult must come with you, stay during the procedure, drive you home and remain with you for the first 24 hours. Public Transportation is not acceptable.
  • Please bring your insurance card, and pictured I.D. (i.e., driver’s license). If you have Advanced Directives or a Legal Guardian document, please bring a copy. We do not honor advanced directives or living wills. We will resuscitate, stabilize and transfer to a higher level of care (i.e., hospital).
  • If your physician has ordered any necessary documents or durable medical equipment please bring them with you.If you develop cold or flu symptoms, a sore throat, or fever please notify your doctor’s office before surgery.
  • An anesthesiologist will meet with you to discuss your anesthesia and answer any questions you may have in the pre-op holding area. 
  • If at any time there are any instructions you do not understand, please ask your nurse or doctor.
  • You may receive additional instructions from your surgeon that are not covered here. Follow the instructions closely, and if you have any questions, contact your surgeon’s office.
  • Pre-operative instructions will vary. You will receive personalized instructions specific to your condition and age.

Patient under Age 18

  • Patients younger than 18 years of age MUST have a parent or Legal Guardian with them to sign forms.
  • Legal Guardians must bring a copy of the legal document granting Guardianship of the minor/patient.
  • Parents or Legal Guardians of minors MUST remain on premises during the entire surgical and recovery period of the minor.
  • Please do not bring other children on the day of surgery.

Scheduled Surgery Time

We try very hard to adhere to the time of your surgical procedure, however, sometimes there are circumstances that we could not anticipate (i.e., difficult case ahead of you). Please ask receptionists if there seems to be an excessive delay.