Frequently Asked Questions - Greater Dayton Surgery Center
Once you arrive at the Greater Dayton Surgery Center, please park in our convenient lot, and walk in through the main, front doors. Then proceed to the front desk to check in.
Patients are asked to arrive 1 ½ hours prior to their scheduled surgery time. This allows time for the nursing staff, your surgeon and the Anesthesiologist to answer any questions and to make sure you are properly prepared for surgery. After surgery, most patients, depending on their procedure, are in post-op for about 1 to 1 ½ hours.
Yes. Please make sure your family or friend is prepared to stay in the building during your entire visit. Your surgeon prefers to explain the procedure, your outcome and any special instructions to someone immediately after your surgery. You could be very groggy, just coming off the anesthesia, so it is best to have your family member or friend be there to capture this information. Your physician may be able to return to speak to you at a later time, but schedules do not always permit this.
You will need to bring a photo ID, your insurance card and a responsible adult who will stay at the surgery center with you until it is time to drive you home. If you are an orthopedic patient, please bring any equipment or device the office has supplied you like crutches.
All procedure recovery times and patients very, but it is best to have a friend or family member stay with you for the next 24 hours after your surgery to make sure you do not have any negative side effects too the anesthesia. If you do not have someone to stay with you, please call to reschedule your appointment.
We recommend you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes the day of your procedure. If you are having shoulder, arm, wrist or hand surgery a button down or large armed shirt is the best. IF you are having knee, leg, ankle or foot surgery, athletic pants or shorts are the best.
No. We are a same day, outpatient facility. This means that our patients go home at the end of the day. In the unusual event that a complication should arise that requires an overnight stay, we have close working relationships with local,area hospitals.
Once you arrive in the recovery room, you will be evaluated by a recovery room nurse. Most times, patients are able to resume normal eating and drinking habits shortly after their procedure. However, you will want to take it easy, and eat things that are mild since the anesthesia will be in your system for 24 hours.