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SURGERY INFORMATION

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Scheduling Your Surgery

  • Your physician has discussed your surgery with you and scheduled it with us.
  • Be aware of any changes in your physical condition - such as sore throat, cold, or fever prior to your surgery.
  • Consult your physician if any changes occur.

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The Night Before Your Surgery

  • Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery: including gum, water, mints, or vitamins unless your anesthesiologist has given you special instructions stating otherwise.
  • This is very important for your safety.
  • If you do not follow this rule, your procedure may have to be delayed or rescheduled.
  • If your child is having surgery, your anesthesiologist will discuss special feeding instructions. If you are taking medications, your anesthesiologist will give you instructions on what you should do.

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The Morning of Your Surgery

  • DO NOT eat or drink anything in the morning, unless you have been given special instructions stating otherwise.
  • DO NOT wear jewelry or watches.
  • DO wear comfortable clothing that you can change easily and will not bind the site of your surgery.
  • DO bring slippers.
  • DO leave valuables at home.
  • DO remember to bring your insurance card with you.
  • DO be here one hour before your surgery (unless instructed differently) to complete your admission forms, sign your consent, and to visit with your anesthesiologist.
  • Your anesthesiologist will discuss your procedure with you, tell you exactly what will happen before, during, and after your surgery, and answer any remaining questions you might have.
  • DO bring a friend or family member to wait for you during surgery.
  • Persons under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them to sign the consent forms.

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After Your Surgery

  • You will rest in our recovery room under the care of specially trained nurses.
  • Your anesthesiologist will monitor your condition.
  • You may be sleepy or dizzy after your surgery.
  • YOU MUST HAVE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT WITH YOU TO DRIVE YOU HOME.
  • Nurses and physicians will answer your questions and give you instructions.
  • You will receive a written copy of these instructions. Please follow them carefully.
  • Be prepared to go home and finish your recovery there.
  • Have someone plan to stay at home with you through the night.
  • DO NOT make any important decisions, drive, or operate machinery for 24-hours after your surgery.

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When You Get Home

  • Patients often experience minor after effects following anesthesia, such as drowsiness, muscle aches, a sore throat, headaches, or dizziness.
  • Nausea may also be present, but vomiting is less common.
  • These side effects decline rapidly in the hours following surgery, but may take several days before they are gone completely.
  • The majority of patients do not feel up to their typical activities the next day, usually due to tiredness or surgical discomfort.
  • Plan to take it easy for a few days until you feel back to normal.
  • Know that a period of recovery at home is common and is to be expected.
  • Contact your surgeon if you have questions about what you can and cannot do, when you can return to work, and how active you can be.

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Your Fee

Financial Responsibility

  • Billing for your surgery at The Menomonee Falls Ambulatory Surgery Center is separate from your billing for surgeon's services, anesthesiology fee and/or pathology fee. Our charges include the cost for your operating room, nursing staff, drugs and supplies for your surgery and recovery.
  • For your convenience, our billing office staff will file your medical claim with your primary and secondary insurances for you. Please bring your insurance card(s) with you to ensure proper billing. We suggest that you contact your insurance company to verify benefits and/or to fulfill any pre-certification requirements your plan may have. This will help to avoid full patient responsibility for charges.
  • You may be required to pre-pay all or a portion of the facility fee if your insurance company does not cover the surgery or if you have a large co-pay or deductible. We accept MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover as well as cash or check. Patients not fully covered by their insurance plans should call our office to make financial arrangements before the day of surgery. All accounts are due within 90 days of service.
  • If you have any questions regarding our billing policies, please contact our Billing Office between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at 262-250-0956.
  • We, at MFASC, are committed to making your surgery as easy and convenient as possible.

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The information on this website should in no way replace or take precedence over Physician orders.  We provide this site as a general information tool and is not medical advice.  If you require medical advice or attention, please contact your Physician.

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