What should I expect when I arrive at the Center?
On the day of your procedure, you should arrive at the scheduled appointment time to allow for admitting and preprocedure preparation. You will be asked to sign an informed consent form, which verifies that you and your doctor have discussed the surgery that is to be performed on your body, the expectation that you have of each other, and the risks associated with the surgery. If the patient is a minor, this form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian (proof of guardianship required). There will be numerous forms to sign and fill out regarding your health history.
Please be sure to bring any paperwork completed in your physician’s office pertaining to surgery which your physician’s office instructed you to bring to the Center.
You will be given an opportunity to read and sign a consent for your procedure, which acknowledges your permission for the physician and facility to care for you. You will also be asked to list family/friends that we can share healthcare information with. To protect your privacy, and the privacy of other patients, only two people will be allowed in the treatment area at a time. The only people that will be allowed in the treatment area are the ones you list on the consent — which you will fill out in the registration area. If Clergy come in to see you, they will be allowed back, with your permission.