You will check in for your procedure at NMSCO located in the Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital. Remember to bring a list of all current medications, a current and valid photo ID, and your insurance card. Without these items, your surgery will be rescheduled.
After check-in, a nurse will greet you and escort you to the pre-operative holding area where they will confirm your information and type of surgery. You will be provided a personal bag for your belongings and a surgical gown to change into.
The nurse will then prepare you for surgery. This may include:
- Starting an IV line.
- Shaving the surgical site.
- Cleaning the body part using an alcohol based or iodine antiseptic.
Your physician will greet you, discuss the procedure, and mark the surgical site with their initials using a surgical skin marker.
An anesthesiologist will discuss the anesthesia being used and verify you do not have any adverse reactions to the medication. You will need to sign a consent form for the anesthesia.
You will then be wheeled into the operating room on a stretcher. Once the procedure is complete, you will be moved to the recovery area. You will be monitored for up to two hours while the effects of the anesthesia wear off.
At this time, visitors will be allowed to see you. Please remember all visitors must be 12 or older and no more than 2 visitors at a time.
After you’ve recovered, you’ll be discharged from the surgery center and escorted to your car in a wheelchair by a surgery center staff member. We will provide you with a post-surgical information packet from your physician.