We are dedicated to providing excellent care, comfort and attention; our kind, expert staff and team are here to serve you.
PREPARING FOR SURGERY
Our clinical staff will contact you prior to your procedure to review your health history and answer any questions. If you have additional questions, please contact us at: ( 310) 385-8819. Make sure that you’ve reviewed your post-operative care instructions with your doctor so that you have everything you need at home for recovery.
To Prepare For Your Surgery:
- Starting at midnight the day before your surgery, do not eat or drink anything (including water, gum and mints).
- If you take prescribed medications, check with your physician to see if you should continue to take them (with a small sip of water) on or before the day of surgery.
- You cannot drive yourself home after a procedure, please arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home. We will contact your driver 30 minutes before you are ready to leave.
- Arrange to have a responsible adult with you for 24 hours following your surgery.
- A locker will be available to you for your clothes. Please leave jewelry and other valuables at home.
- You will be asked to remove contacts, so if you wear them, we recommend that you wear glasses instead, if possible.
Day of Surgery
Our staff will welcome you into our waiting room and give you any necessary paperwork to complete. Wireless Internet access is provided. Please bring a photo ID, insurance cards, and form of payment. We accept: credit cards, checks, cash and Care Credit.
- Non-validated valet parking in our building
- One-hour metered parking on Bedford Drive
- Public parking (2 hours free) across the street, next to Rite Aid.
- Upon admission, you will be asked to remove makeup, false eyelashes, hearing aids and dentures (full or partial). Please bring in a container from home to store these items.
- Your nurse will take your temperature, blood pressure and pulse and ask you a few questions regarding your health.
- Prior to surgery, your anesthesiologist will review your anesthesia plan.
- Please let our staff know if you have any questions for your physician.
AFTER YOUR SURGERY
Following surgery, our team of nurses will monitor you closely throughout the recovery phase. Your family members and caregivers may join you in the recovery area once you are ready for visitors. Our nursing staff will provide you with you with the post-operative care instructions provided by your doctor.
- Do not take medications other than those approved by your doctor following surgery. This includes tranquilizers, pain-killers, and nonprescription, over-the-counter medications you may have at home.
- Ask your doctor when it is safe to resume taking your usual medications.
- Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours following surgery.
- Do not drive for 24 hours following your surgery.
- Follow your discharge instructions carefully; they are for your well being.
- If you have any questions or concerns, please notify your physician immediately.
- Get plenty of rest following your surgery.