SURGERY GUIDE

Day of Surgery

Check-in
When you arrive at our center we ask that you check in at the registration desk to verify personal, escort, and insurance information.  Please bring your insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information (if relevant), phone numbers and addresses.

Pre-Operative Preparation
After checking in at our center, you will be brought to the pre-op area where a nurse will do a health interview and prepare you for surgery.  You will stay in the pre-op area until it is time for your surgery.  Once preparation for surgery is complete, your family member or escort will be able to visit with you until it is time for you to go into surgery.  An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesia with you and answer any questions.  At the appropriate time, you will be transported to the operating room.  During surgery, your escort will stay in the waiting area and will rejoin you in the Phase II recovery area after your surgery.

Discharge
Once the physician assesses your condition and approves you for discharge from the center, you will be able to go home.  Most patients are discharged from 30 minutes to three hours following surgery, depending on the procedure.  You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions that will be very important for you to follow.  Your escort must be available to discuss instructions with the care team before you will be allowed to go home.

Transportation
DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. Failure to comply with this will result in cancellation of your surgery.  A friend, relative, or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours following your procedure.

Matthews Surgery Center exists to improve the health of communities one person at a time.

Matthews Surgery Center will deliver the most remarkable patient experience in every dimension, every time.

The Matthews Surgery Center values of compassion, diversity, personal excellence, and teamwork guide our actions and behaviors as we work together to achieve our vision and further our mission.

Matthews Surgery Center is affiliated with Presbyterian Healthcare and OrthoCarolina. Matthews Surgery Center specializes in orthopaedic surgery and pain management for adult and pediatric patients.

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