When you come to Northern Wyoming Surgical Center, you as the patient are our first priority. We work with physicians to give you a higher level of quality on the day of your surgery.
What to Expect
Items to Leave at home
- Do not wear any jewelry, including wedding bands or body piercing jewelry.
- Do not wear any make-up, hairpins, nail polish, contact lenses.
- Do not bring any money with you.
- Do not bring any extra luggage or clothing.
- All family and visitors will be told where to wait.
- You may be asked to mark the place of your surgery. We will be sure we identify you, the type and place of your surgery.
- The nurse will take your temperature, blood pressure, pulse and review your health history and answer any questions.
- In some cases you will have an IV for fluid and medicine.
- Your anesthesiologist will review your health and blood tests, tell you what will happen and answer your questions.
- After your surgery is completed you will taken to the recovery room. Your companion can join you in the lounge until you are released.
- If you feel very sleepy, cold, have a sore throat, have pain, or feel sick to your stomach, tell your nurse.
- To help you get better faster you must cough and take deep breaths when the nurse asks you.
- A common way for us to know how much pain you are having is to have you rate your pain using a number scale from 0 to 10.
Please be sure you understand all the instructions about medicine, diet and rest. You may feel sleepy and dizzy. You should plan to go home and stay at home for the rest of the day. For your own safety, it is important that you do not drive a vehicle, operate machinery, drink alcohol, or make any important decisions for at least 24 hours after discharge.
You should plan to have a responsible adult stay with you after surgery. They may have special instructions that must be followed to help you with recovery. This will all be explained before you leave the surgery center.
Call if you have any questions when you get home. Your physician or nurse will call you to see how you are feeling and to answer any questions you may have.