Patient Guide

Office Hours

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Patients are screened for surgical appropriateness and benefit from the same level of care employed by the hospital. The average length-of-stay for surgical patients is approximately three hours. Anesthesia services are provided by board-certified, facility-credentialed anesthesiologists.

Family members are encouraged to wait in the spacious waiting area in a relaxing atmosphere with television, Internet access and a children's play area. Family members are encouraged to remain at the Center so the surgeon can consult with them following surgery.

What to Expect

  • Cooperative scheduling with your surgeon's office to best accommodate your needs.
  • Personal pre-operative (before surgery) phone calls from our knowledgeable nurses to prepare you for surgery and obtain health history for the anesthesiologist.
  • An efficient day-of-surgery experience with minimal waiting times and streamlined flow in pre-operative, operating and recovery areas.
  • Printed discharge instructions resulting in increased confidence and success with home care.
  • Personal post-operative (after surgery) phone calls from our knowledgeable nurses to monitor your recovery the next business day after their surgery.

Pre- and Post-Op Information

Please call 757-507-0170 for more information.

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