A few days before surgery, you may receive a couple calls from our facility:
It is very important that you note any and all changes to your well-being prior to your procedure. Colds, fevers, additional pain, etc.—they are all worth mentioning to your physician and nurse.
Yes, you will. Due to anesthesia, you will not be permitted to drive for 24 hours after your surgery.
It’s very important that you obtain directions to our facility prior to your surgery date; those are details you don’t want to worry about last minute. Our address is:
Specialty Surgery Center Irvine
15825 Laguna Canyon Rd., Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Surgical procedures, anesthesia, and other medications may be harmful to a developing baby. If you believe there is a chance you are pregnant, please notify your doctor, nurse, and the facility prior to your surgery date.
Yes, showering will help prevent surgical site infections.
When showering be sure to shower both the night before and the morning of your procedure.
Washing Hands: the day of the surgery, do not hesitate to ask friends, loved ones—even those caring for you at the facility—if they have washed their hands prior to entering your room. You should all take care to wash your hands throughout this process.
Post-Op Shower Instructions: Once home, take care to follow the specific instructions for post-operative cleaning of your surgical site, e.g. changing bandages, taking your medications, etc.