Union Hills Surgery Center Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Why do I have to be there 90 minutes before surgery?
Answer: Preparation for a procedure takes time. The admitting process can take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. Then you are escorted (with a maximum of one family member) to the Pre Op interview area where a nursing history is taken, a change of clothes is provided, and any tests or procedures are done according to the doctor’s orders. All of these procedures are performed to ensure your surgery goes as smoothly and safely as possible. Wireless internet is provided free of charge for those who have laptops to make your wait more enjoyable.
Question: Can I fill out the forms ahead of time?
Answer: No, the forms need to be filled out and signed at the facility and witnessed by your Admitting Assistant.
Question: How long will I be in the Post Operative Recovery area after the surgery?
Answer: Family members are invited in to sit with the patient as soon as they wake up and the patient is sent home as soon as they are fully awake which usually occurs 20 - 60 minutes after surgery
Question: How do I get home?
Answer: You need a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you overnight.
Question: Will I have to pay anything on the day of my procedure?
Answer: Yes, you will be responsible for any deductibles, co-insurance and/or co-pays that are due.
Question: What should I bring with me?
Answer: Bring your insurance cards, driver's license or other form of identification, and your payment for amounts due. For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards and cash. Personal checks are only accepted up to $200. Please leave other valuables at home.