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White Plains Ambulatory Surgery Center

Prior to Surgery

Prior to your surgery, you will receive at least two calls from the center.  The first call will be from our Patient Liaison to discuss the billing process and answer any administrative questions you may have.  The day before surgery, you will receive a call from on our our nurses to go over the pre-operative instruction.  Some key instructions to remember are: 

 

  • Do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior to surgery. This includes water and gum.
  • Should you have specific questions regarding your surgical procedure, please contact your surgeon’s office.

  • Please bring one form of ID and your insurance card. It is mandatory to have an valid ID present.  All other valuables may be left home.
  • If it is necessary for you to take medication by the direction of your physician please do so with only a sip of water.
  • Please arrange for a responsible person to drive you home after surgery or accompany you home. You will not be allowed to leave alone and unattended.
  • Notify your physician if your medical condition changes, such as a cold or flu.
  • Please follow these instructions as they are very important for your safety. Failing to do so will result in the delay, cancelling and/or rescheduling of your surgery.
  • Bring all of your routine medications including herbs, vitamins, supplements, and over the counter medications with you on the day of your surgery. If you experience a change in your health, such as a fever, please notify your doctor prior to surgery.