Before Your Procedure
At Bradenton Surgery Center we know the importance of keeping you informed on what to expect leading up to your procedure. Below you will find some general details you should know before coming in.
• A nurse from Bradenton Surgery Center will call up to a week before your procedure to go over health history and instructions.
• A member of our office team will call up to a week prior to your procedure to notify you of any copay/coinsurance/deductible due the day you arrive for your procedure.
• Please be sure to inform your physician/pre-op nurse/CRNA if you are taking any blood thinners or aspirin.
• DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight the evening before your procedure, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
• DO NOT smoke the evening before or the day of your procedure.
• DO NOT consume any alcohol at least 24 hours before your procedure.
• DO NOT take any medications after midnight the evening before your procedure, unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
• If you have had any cardiac testing in the last 30 days or upcoming cardiac testing scheduled, please notify the nursing staff in advance.
• We will call you two days before your procedure to give you an arrival time. This is typically an hour before your procedure time.
If you experience any change in your physical condition before your procedure such as difficulty breathing, flu like symptoms, or cold symptoms, please notify your physician as it may result in cancellation of your procedure.