What should I do pre-procedure?

If your physician has ordered pre-admission testing, please complete this one week before your scheduled surgery.

A responsible adult MUST accompany you to the surgery center, be available during the procedure, and drive you home afterward.

Arrangements must also be made for an adult to stay with you the remainder of the day. Patients under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Please bring your driver's license or other photo ID, insurance card and any required co-payment or payment.

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day of your scheduled procedure unless otherwise instructed.This includes water, food, gum, candy, or chewing tobacco.Teeth should be brushed or mouth rinsed, but water should not be swallowed.

If you are taking medication, consult with your surgeon concerning dosage for the day of the surgery. Please bring a list of all medications that you are currently taking. We recommend that you do not take aspirin or ibuprofen for three days before surgery.

We recommend that you refrain from smoking for three days prior to surgery.

Please shower or bathe the morning of the surgery. Wear loose, freshly laundered comfortable clothing.

Follow all instructions from your physician about cleaning the operative site. Do not wear cosmetics, especially eye make-up, on the day of the surgery. Any jewelry, including body piercings, MUST be removed. Do not bring valuables, such as a wallet (except for requirement co-payment or payment), with you.

What is your policy on children?

For their safety and comfort, children should be attended at all times and must remain in the waiting area.

What should I expect upon admission?

You will be requested to sign admission and surgery center consent forms.We will also ask to make a copy of your insurance card and photo ID.

A registered nurse will meet and interview you, and assist you to a pre- procedure room. Depending on the surgical procedure, you may be asked to change into a hospital gown.Your personal belongings will be held while you are in surgery and returned to you when you are discharged.Valuables, such as jewelry or your wallet, should NOT be brought to the center.

You will be admitted to a pre-operative area where verification of identity, procedure, and physician will be reviewed, along with the information on your char t.

Upon admission you will receive general care instructions. You will receive written detailed instructions from your physician for your at-home care, which will be reviewed with you and your family member upon discharge.

What is your insurance coverage policy?

Taylor Station Surgical Center is contracted with most major insurance companies; however, contact your insurance company before your procedure to verify coverage.

At the time of service, you will be required to make co-payments based on your insurance coverage.This co-payment is for the center only and your doctor may require an additional co-payment.You may also get a separate bill from your doctor and if needed, anesthesiologist, pathologist and/or durable medical equipment provider.Your insurance company can answer questions you have about your benefits and co-payments.

Note: Taylor Station Surgical Center contracts with separate Pathologists and Anesthesiology groups.These separate entities may not be contracted with your insurance company. In this case, you may be obligated to pay a higher fee for "out-of-network" services.

What if I don't have insurance?

If you do not have insurance, payment for services is required on the day of surgery. Special consideration may be given on documented financial need. Our Operations Manager can assist you in the completion of the required forms to qualify for special consideration.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Operations Manager at 614-751-4466.

How do you handle advance directives (living wills)?

During the admission process, you will be asked if you have an Advance Directive (Living Will and/or Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care), and if not, whether you would like information on how to complete one. An Advance Directive is your written instruction for the medical treatment you want in the event that you are unable to communicate your wishes. If you have completed such a document, bring a copy with you for your medical record. A Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) designation is not recognized at this facility. If you have questions or concerns, contact the center.

Do you offer interpreting services?

Language interpreter services for those needing assistance in speaking or understanding English will be provided by the center at no cost.To arrange for this service, call the center prior to your scheduled procedure.

 

Do you still have unanswered questions? Call us today at 614-751-4466 with any questions or concerns that you may have. We will also try to keep this page updated with other common questions as we receive them.