Patient Rights and Responsibilities
Leandro Surgery Center
Please talk to your surgeon
about any daily medications you are currently taking, especially for
heart, diabetes or blood pressure. Be sure to mention any
over-the-counter drugs such as aspirin, Bufferin, Nuprin, Advil or
Motrin. Your surgeon will explain to you the nature of the
procedure; the proposed benefits, risks and alternatives. Please
address any questions that you may have directly with your
surgeon. Our nursing staff will contact you by telephone prior
to your scheduled date of surgery. Information will be gathered regarding your
medical history and you will be provided with any special instructions. We will
let you know when you should arrive at the Center, what to bring with you and
answer any questions you might have.
If you are scheduled for outpatient surgery, please be
sure to make arrangements for a responsible person to drive you home after your
surgery. You will not be discharged unless you have a responsible adult
If your surgery involves general anesthetic or other
type of sedation, you must arrange for a responsible adult to stay with you for the first
night following discharge.
The night before surgery
Get a good
night's rest. Do not drink anything before surgery or day of surgery.
Bring storage cases for dentures, hearing aids and glasses. You may wear
them to the Surgery Center, but they may need to be removed before the
Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes. Leave your valuables, including
watches and jewelry at home. Do not wear contact lenses, make-up or
perfume/aftershave. If your child is scheduled, we encourage you to bring
his or her favorite toy or blanket for extra comfort.
Follow your Doctor's instructions about your daily medications. Refrain
from smoking after midnight on day before surgery.
Bring in your insurance cards and your drivers license or picture
identification, and your current medication list with you.
services are provided by highly qualified anesthesiologists
familiar in all aspects of anesthesia. If an anesthesiologist is
required, they will perform a pre-anesthesia assessment and answer any
questions you may have. Be sure to talk to your anesthesiologist
about any medications you are currently taking, even over-the-counter
drugs -- we ask that you provide the medication list on your arrival to
San Leandro Surgery Center.
for Current Medication Form
The appropriate type of anesthesia will be determined by
your anesthesiologist in consultation with the surgeon.
|Immediately following surgery, you will be taken
to our fully-equipped recovery room where you will be closely
monitored by our specially trained staff. The amount of
time you spend in recovery depends on the type of surgery and/or
anesthesia you have had. Some patients spend as little as
one-half hour in the recovery room area; others spend 3 hours or