Jefferson Ambulatory Surgery Center
2701 Lake Villa Drive • Suite B • Metairie, Louisiana 70002
phone: (504) 274-3100 • fax: (504) 274-3199
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Your Day of Surgery

Before Surgery/Procedure

Informed Consent:


Instructions for the Day of Surgery

The Day of Surgery

Prior to your surgery, your registered nurse will prepare you for surgery and inform you of what you can expect in the surgical area. They will ask you a number of questions and initiate the paperwork needed to provide your care during your stay. Your family and/or significant others are welcome to stay with you until you are taken to the Operating Room.

Your Anesthesiologist will explain to you which type of anesthesia will be administered. Your Surgeon will review the type of surgery and will explain any potential complications, risks, and/or alternatives. If not done ahead of time, you will then be asked to sign a consent form.

Once in the Operating Room, you will be prepped for surgery. The skin will be cleansed with an antimicrobial agent and shaved if needed. All body areas will be draped except the part that will be operated on. Anesthesia will be administered. Your Surgeon will guide the team through the actual operation. Depending on the length and complexity of your surgery, a number of other team members will be present. The surgical team may include Nurses, Surgical Residents, Physician's Assistants, and Surgical Technicians.

Following the procedure, you will be taken to our recovery area where a nurse will continuously monitor you until you are fully awake and alert before bringing you back to your room. Before you leave the facility your nurse will instruct you and the person bringing you home on post-operative care and discharge instructions. Therefore, it is very important for the person who is providing you transportation to your home be available at this time. You will also be instructed on any restrictions of activity and any exercises that you are capable of performing during your healing period. You can expect to stay in the facility a couple of hours following your procedure until you are considered stable enough to be discharged home. The Anesthesiologist will make this decision.

After Discharge of The Surgery Center

Contact your doctor’s office should you have any questions or experience any complications following your surgery!