The staff of Bradenton Surgery Center is pleased with the decision you have made to utilize our facility. We want to make your upcoming visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

Our Center provides the highest quality of care while also providing personalized care on an outpatient basis with state of the art procedures and a highly skilled staff.

Please refer to the frequently asked questions below for basic information regarding your visit with us. If you need further information please contact your physician with additional questions.

What Should I Expect When I Arrive At The Center?

You should arrive at the time designated by your physician's office unless the Surgery Center makes an adjustment to your scheduled time. You will be asked to sign a Consent Form, acknowledging your understanding of the procedure and permission for your doctor to perform the scheduled procedure. A nurse will review a health history during the pre-op interview. Anesthesia personnel will consult with you in the pre-operative area also.

Your physician performs the procedure with the support of our experienced staff. After your procedure, you'll be transferred to our fully equipped recovery room where you will be attended by your anesthetist and recovery room nurses until you are ready to go home.

The center's staff, policies, procedures, equipment and ancillary service meet the highest national standards for safety and medical protocol. Experienced nurses, technicians and support staff are trained and qualified according to the same stringent criteria required in the finest hospitals. While problems rarely occur, our Center is fully equipped with all necessary staff and equipment to care for a patient who has an unexpected occurrence.

How Can I Prepare For My Procedure?

DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING

(Unless otherwise instructed), Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before your procedure. Undigested food in the stomach can cause complications and your procedure is likely to be postponed if you forget.

BATHE OR SHOWER

Bathe or shower on the morning of your procedure to minimize the chance of infection. Teeth may be brushed but DO NOT swallow any water.

REFRAIN FROM SMOKING

Do not smoke after midnight on the day preceding your procedure.

HEALTH CHANGES

If you experience any health changes between your most recent visit to your doctor and the day of your procedure, notify your physician. Please report even minor changes such as elevated temperature, cough or cold.

CLOTHING

Wear comfortable, loose clothing. During the procedure, you will wear a patient gown provided by the Center. We also suggest flat, comfortable shoes as well.

FORMS

Bring completed Insurance forms (download from this website and print out) as well as your insurance cards, valid photo ID and all medical information. Please check with your insurance company for preadmission requirements if applicable. This facilitates the admitting and billing process.

LEAVING OUR FACILITY

You must arrange for an adult to be at the surgery center to drive you when you leave. You cannot drive yourself home after your procedure.

What Happens After My Surgery?

The medical staff will discharge you when they are assured you are in a stable condition. They will provide you with a written summary of instructions regarding diet, rest and medication. HOWEVER, you could still feel sleepy, slightly dizzy, or nauseated. These are possible (and normal) side effects of anesthesia and can last from 12 to 14 hours:

For 24 Hours DO NOT:

  • Drive
  • Operate any equipment
  • Sign any important papers
  • Make any important decisions
  • Drink ANY alcoholic beverages. (Never drink alcoholic beverages while taking medication.)
  • Take any medicine not prescribed or acknowledged by your physician

Any problems that occur after you arrive home should be directed to your doctor's office.

How Are Financial Arrangements Handled?

The Center will contact you prior to your procedure for pre-admission instructions and financial arrangements. You, your physician and your insurance company may request, in advance an estimate for your surgery. Our staff will help you finalize your financial arrangements before your procedure.

The fee for use of the Center included a basic medical history, routine equipment and supplies, pre-operative service, routine drugs and Procedure Room time and recovery room services. The fee DOES NOT include the cost for the professional services of your physician, a pathologist, physician consultants or anesthesia provider.

Most outpatient procedures are covered by standard medical insurance. Patients may be asked for a partial payment upon admission to the Center, subject to the amount of insurance coverage. Full payment is required at the time of admittance for non covered procedures and for patients who do not have medical insurance. However, the Center aims to remain flexible in financial matters. We require all payment arrangements be made prior to your procedure.