In preparation for your outpatient surgery, our preoperative nurse will be contacting you with instructions for your surgery and answering any additional questions. Be sure to follow them carefully. Not following instructions may result in a delay or cancellation of your surgery. If you do not receive a phone call by 2:00PM EST the day before your procedure from the Upper Peninsula Surgery Center regarding your preoperative questions and start time, please call us at (906) 273-2223.
The following points are coming acquirements but should not be used to substitute your doctor ‘s instructions,
We’re happy to accommodate any special needs you may have. Just let us know on the day of our preop telephone call.
Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If:
Come the morning of your procedure with the following items to the Upper Peninsula Surgery Center:
Family, Friend, or Guests
The surgical experience can cause anxiety for some. We are fully dedicated to making it as easy and peaceful as we can. You may have one person accompany you to the waiting area as you are being checked in. However, due to COVID, your guest cannot wait for you there once you are brought to our preoperative areas by our nurses. We will make sure they are informed about the progress of your surgery.
Your surgeon will let your family, friend, or guest know when would be an appropriate time to see you after the surgery. The doctor will also let you and your family know if it is necessary for someone to stay with you the first night post operatively, or if you are safe to be alone. When you are being prepared to be discharged, we will call your driver approximately 15 to 30 minutes before you are ready to go.
After the surgery is performed, your recovery begins. According to the type of surgery, it can vary.
Frequently Asked Questions
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