A week Before Your Procedure a nurse will call you a week prior to your scheduled procedure. They will review your medical history, allergies, current medications and give you specific instructions regarding your procedure and scheduled arrival time.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT THE TIME GIVEN BY OUR NURSE and disregard any time you may have been given from a physician or office staff.
In the event that an answering machine is reached, please be aware that HIPAA regulations only allow us to leave an arrival time and call back number. We are not allowed to state your procedure or physician when leaving a message. If we are unable to contact you during our normal business hours, please follow the instructions given to you by your physician.
The Day of Your Procedure
Medications: Only heart and blood pressure medications should be taken as prescribed with a sip of water on the day of your procedure.
Pregnancy Testing: All female patients of child bearing age will be required to have a urine pregnancy test performed after they arrive at the Center. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please ask to speak with a nurse.
Changes in your health: If you develop a fever, cold or flu, or any other change in your health prior to your procedure, please contact your physician immediately.
Personal Belongings: Please leave all valuables at home or with the adult who accompanies you. Dentures and glasses will be removed just prior to the procedure if necessary.
Clothing: Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Remove all jewelry, body piercing jewelry, contact lenses and metal hair accessories prior to arrival.
Check In: Please bring your current insurance cards, co-pays and any referrals your insurance company may require with you. Failure to do so may cause your procedure to be rescheduled for another time.
A responsible adult must take you home: You must make arrangements for a responsible adult to take you home if you have had any type of sedation or anesthesia. You may not take public transportation home. We will reschedule your procedure for another time if suitable arrangements cannot be made to insure your safe travel home. In addition, it is recommended that you have a responsible adult available to you for the 24 hours after your procedure in the event that any problem should arise.
Discharge From the Center
A nurse will review discharge instructions specific to your procedure with you before you leave. You will receive a written copy of these instructions and it is important that you review these instructions at home to ensure a smooth and safe recovery.
On the day following your procedure a nurse will call to check on your recovery and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
If you have Questions
Should you have any questions prior to your procedure and would like to speak to one of our nurses (856) 691-1400.
BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m, (856) 691-1400