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  • 53990 Carmichael Dr. Suite 100
    South Bend, IN 46635
    Questions? Call us Toll Free 1-877-251-2105
    Questions about your bill? Please call 574-544-2200

Before you Arrive

Surgery Preparations

Prior to Your Day of Surgery:

  • If you are on medication, please check with the surgeon prior to your appointment to see whether you should take it the night or morning before your surgery.
  • If you have any health concerns prior to your day of surgery, such as elevations in temperature, a rash, cold or cough, contact your surgeon or the surgery center immediately.
  • If you suspect that you are pregnant, contact your surgeon; medications may be harmful to your developing child.

On the Day of Your Surgery:

  • Shower or bathe to minimize the chance of infection.
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not wear make-up
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing to avoid pressure on your surgery site.
  • Wear flat, preferably slip-on shoes.
  • Wear glasses instead of contact lenses.
  • Leave jewelry and valuables at home.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight before your procedure. This is vitally important, and failure to comply could result in health complications and/or cancellation of your procedure.

What to Bring with You:

  • A photo ID (i.e. driver’s license, state issued ID, passport)
  • Insurance or Medicare card
  • Insurance co-pay or deductible payment unless prior arrangements have been made
  • Arrange for someone (over the age of 18) to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours
  • Bring a list of the medications you are currently taking. We will ask you about any allergies you might have.
  • If appropriate, bring insulin or your inhaler with you.
  • For young children undergoing surgery, please bring a comforting toy, blanket, pacifier or bottle (for after surgery).
  • All minors, under age 18, must have a parent or legal guardian with them. Legal guardians must provide appropriate documentation.

Visitor guidelines:

Visitors should not enter if they are ill, or have experienced any of the following signs or symptoms in the last 10 –14 days: Sore throat, congestion or runny nose, cough, fever (100.4°F/38°C) or chills, shortness of breath or trouble breathing, fatigue, headache, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, new loss of taste or smell, rash.

  • One (1) adult visitor may accompany an adult patient
  • Two (2) adult visitors may accompany a minor patient (under age 18)
  • Visitors under the age of 17 are not permitted in the building

After Your Surgery:

  • After your surgery, a friend or family member may join you in the Phase II recovery area.
  • When you are fully awake and alert, a staff member will go over specific instructions for your at-home care, and you will be discharged.
  • To be discharged, you must have a driver. You will not be released to drive yourself home if you have been given general anesthesia, sedation or pain medication.

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