Our staff wants to make sure your procedure happens on time and safely. Please follow this list of general rules when preparing for your procedure. A nurse will call you 1-3 days before your scheduled visit to review your health history, medication list and to other pre-procedure instructions. To assist us in facilitating this process, please complete your health questionnaire as soon as your doctor schedules your procedure at Loveland Surgery Center. Go to www.simpleadmit.com and click on the “Patient Start Here” link and use code LSC970SURG for surgeries, or LSC970INJ for injections. Please call us at (970) 622-0608 if you have any questions or if you do not have access to a computer for online registration.
- If you are taking blood thinners, including herbal medications, fish oil, aspirin or ibuprofen products (Advil, Motrin, etc.) please notify your physician immediately.
- For children, plan to bring a favorite toy/blanket, empty bottle or sippy cup, an extra set of clothing, and diapers as appropriate.
- Please notify your doctor if you have had a change in your health, are sick, running a fever, or have open wounds or sores.
- To minimize the possibility of infection, the surgery site should be washed with antibacterial soap the night before and the morning of surgery. Sleep on clean sheets and wear clean clothing. Do not shave the surgical area for 24 hours prior to admission.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight. This includes candy, water, coffee, chewing gum, mints, etc. If you eat ,or drink or chew anything your surgery could be cancelled, delayed or rescheduled. These guidelines should be followed unless directed otherwise by the surgery center staff.
- Wear clean, comfortable clothing on the day of your procedure.
- The surgery center is not responsible for personal belongings. Do not bring major valuables or jewelry with you.
- Please bring any diagnostic test results (lab reports, x-rays, CT, MRI, etc.) your physician asked you to bring.
- Bring a list of your medications and dosages with you.
- Bring a list of emergency contacts and their phone numbers.
- Leave dentures in place.
- Do not wear contact lenses, makeup, earrings, body piercings or jewelry.
- Please limit the number of visitors accompanying you to one or two persons. Pediatric patients must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian who must remain in the waiting room during the surgical procedure. Without proper legal documentation, a guardian cannot sign the permit and the surgery cannot be done.
- Adult patients must be accompanied by a responsible adult who can drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure.
Your surgical journey starts at your doctor’s office when your doctor discusses your treatment plan with you. You should be informed of your diagnosis, treatment plan, alternatives to the plan, and risks and benefits of the treatment recommended to you. Their surgical coordinator will then send us the necessary information to schedule your procedure at Loveland Surgery Center.
On the day of your procedure you will be greeted by the receptionist and asked to confirm your demographic information. You will sign a form that will give the surgery center the right to release information necessary to be able to bill and receive payment from your insurance company. If there is a deductible or co-payment due, you will be asked for that payment upon check in. A copy of your insurance and driver license or other identification card will be made.
The clinical staff includes professional, experienced nurses and surgical technicians who are dedicated in to taking special care of our patients. The admitting process is done by a nurse who will ask that you sign an operative consent form, review your medical/surgical history, confirm medications taken, and assist with any questions you may have. You will also have an opportunity to meet with your doctor and anesthesia provider before your procedure, to review your planned procedure and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Following your procedure, you will be taken to the recovery area where a registered nurse will assist you in your recovery and review written discharge instructions that are specific to the procedure performed. You will be given a copy of those instructions for your personal records.
Some of the surgical procedures performed at Loveland Surgery Center require that our patients be observed by our nursing staff for longer periods of time following surgery. Our licensed convalescent center allows our patients to do just that while avoiding a costly hospital stay. We offer private rooms, a dedicated nursing staff and nutritional services for your care and comfort. We consider it a privilege to take care of you and your family, and hope that your stay with us is comfortable.
To download a copy of our Overnight Stay information, click on the link below.