Sutter Elk Grove Surgery Center Patient Information

Your Procedure is Scheduled:
Thank you for choosing to receive care at
our facility. Our state-of-the-art, accredited
center is designed to provide you with safe,
high quality health care in a comfortable and
efficiently managed setting. Our team of medical
professionals understands that caring for your
health means taking the time to listen and doing
the little extras that help you relax.
Please read the following information to help
us familiarize you with our center and provide
answers to many of your questions.
The Sutter Elk Grove Surgery Center is accessible to
patients with disabilities and without regard to race,
ethnicity, origin, color, creed, religion, sex or age.
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For more information about our surgery center, visit
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Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Patient Satisfaction
Your doctor and/or nursing staff will discuss
instructions with you prior to and following your
procedure. Since every case is different, be sure that
you understand what you need to do to prepare
for and recover from your procedure. If you need
additional advice, please call your doctor.
Map to Surgery Center
We appreciate the trust you have placed in our staff.
We will make every attempt to honor that trust
by providing the highest quality medical care you
expect and deserve.
We are committed to providing our patients with
quality service. For patient care comments, please
call and ask for the Administrator.
8200 Laguna Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95758
(916) 544-5400
Patient Information
Prior Notifications
You will be given the following verbal and written
information prior to your procedure:
Patient Rights & Responsibilities
Notice of Privacy
Physician Ownership Disclosure
Policy on Advance Directives
A few days before your procedure, you will receive a
phone call from our staff to evaluate your readiness
and give instructions for your procedure.
The Day Before Your Procedure
Anesthesia is used to relieve pain and sensation
during surgery. There are up to five types of
anesthesia used in our various outpatient
settings: general, regional, IV sedation, local and
topical. Before the procedure, you will be given
an intravenous sedative or medication to relax
and make you comfortable during the procedure.
Your doctor or your anesthesiologist will explain
and determine the type of sedation or anesthesia
best suited for you and your procedure.
1-2 Weeks Before Your Procedure
You may be asked to stop blood thinning
medications and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDS). Check with your primary
care or prescribing physician how long you
should avoid these medications prior to your
procedure. You may be advised to stop vitamins
and herbal supplements as well. It is important to
communicate to your doctor if you are taking any
medications, vitamins and herbal supplements.
Changes in your physical condition such as cold,
fever or flu-like symptoms or any cuts, scrapes
or rashes near the procedure site should be
communicated to your doctor.
Do not drink alcohol as this may affect your
Ask a responsible adult companion (a friend
or a family member) to drive you to and from
facility and stay with you after you return home.
You will NOT be permitted to leave the facility
unaccompanied and alone in a taxi. We will be
forced to postpone your procedure if you do not
have a responsible adult companion.
If you are the guardian or caregiver of a minor
child or you have a power of attorney for the
patient, you must bring a copy of paperwork
showing legal verification with you.
Confirm date and arrival time for your
procedure. A surgery center staff member will
call you a few days before your procedure to
inform you of the date, time of procedure and
required arrival time to our center. The time of
arrival is subject to change due to unforeseen
The Night Before Your Procedure
Food or Drink: From midnight to the time of
your procedure, you should refrain from eating
or drinking unless you have been instructed
differently by the surgery center staff. Be sure
to follow restrictions on liquids and special
instructions given to you.
The Morning of Your Procedure
Medications: Take medication for your heart
or blood pressure with one sip of water the
morning of your procedure. If you take insulin
or oral diabetic medication, please follow your
physician’s instructions.
If you use inhalers, CPAP or insulin, you may be
instructed to bring them with you to the center.
Remove all jewelry, body piercings and metal
Personal belongings: Don’t bring valuables
with you, including laptops, cell phones or
other expensive items.
Personal Care for All Procedures Except
Colonoscopies: Remove all nail polish and
makeup. Shower and wash your hair. Do not
shave operative site, use perfumes, deodorant
or lotions. Do not mark the procedural or
nonoperative site in anyway. Your surgeon will
mark the site if necessary. Wear comfortable,
loose fitting clothing (elastic waist band and shirt
with front opening). Bring a zippered or buttoned
jacket or sweater with you if you like. Wear
secure footware such as sneakers or rubber-soled
flat shoes.
Bring a list of all medications and supplements
you are currently taking. Be sure to write the
name, dose, how often and reason for taking,
and the name of the doctor if it is a prescribed
Bring your insurance card, photo identification,
copayment and advance directives (if you have
one) with you.
Have the responsible adult companion drive you
to the surgery center.
If the patient is a child, the parent, guardian or
surrogate is required to stay at the center during
the procedure and until the child is ready to be
sent home. Please bring a favorite toy or blanket.
After Your Procedure
You will be monitored and cared for by our
Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) nurses
immediately after your procedure. Recovery
occurs in the PACU.
Your recovery time will vary according to your
procedure and type of anesthesia used. You will
be sent home once your doctor determines you
are safe to go home.
You and your responsible adult companion or
care provider will be given written home care
instructions and taught how to care for you and
the area treated. Overnight supplies for dressing
changes will be sent home with you, if needed.
Please follow the restrictions ordered by your
doctor while you are recovering at home.
Depending on your procedure, some of these
restrictions may include strenuous physical
activities, drinking alcoholic beverages, operating
machinery, driving a car or making important
Our nurse will call you the day after your
procedure to check on your progress.
Contact your doctor if you are experiencing
severe pain or complications requiring
immediate attention following your procedure.
If you have any reason to think you need urgent
help, call 911 or go the nearest emergency room.
The center will verify your benefits and obtain
authorization prior to your procedure. You will be
notified of your financial responsibility prior to
your scheduled procedure date.
Payment is due the day of your procedure.
Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. If
you anticipate difficulty with your bill, please let
us know before your procedure so we can work
together to establish a fair solution.