Unless otherwise instructed by our nurses, we recommend that you arrive at Muskegon Surgery Center one hour before your scheduled appointment time to allow for registration and a nursing evaluation, which will include a detailed review of your medical history as well as any medicines you are currently taking. You will also be asked to sign consent forms to administer anesthesia and to perform your surgical procedure.
If your physician has given you medical records or other documents related to your surgery, please bring them with you.
On the day of surgery, wear comfortable clothing that can be easily removed. Do not wear jewelry other than a simple ring or watch. If you wear contacts, bring a lens box and your glasses.
Please bring your driver’s license and your current insurance card with you. If you do not have a driver’s license another form of photo identification will be required.
Please bring all of your medications with you in their original containers.
If you are taking any medications, including pain pills, you should take them as instructed by your physician. However, drink only a small sip of water if you need to take medication within four hours of your arrival time. If your medications include blood thinners, you will need to discuss this with your surgeon prior to your surgery. Please call us at 231-733-7800 if you have not discussed blood thinners with your surgeon before the day of your surgery.
If you are pregnant or could possibly be pregnant, please notify us immediately upon arrival. Taking several different medications and/or the use of radiation may harm your developing fetus.
It is important to have at least one person accompany you when you come for surgery, but please remember that space is limited and other people will also be waiting for patients.