Patient Resources

    General Information for Patients



    Friends and family members may wait in the waiting area. Coffee, water and restrooms are available.



    Your nurse will determine when you can have visitors during recovery.



    ASC Hours: 6AM - 5PM



    Convenient parking is available on the north side of Bhatti Surgery Center.



    Bhatti Surgery Center accepts most health plans and is Medicare- and Medicaid-certified.

    Pre- and Post-Surgery Information

    Preparing for Surgery

    • Follow the doctor's orders for taking any prescribed medications prior to your surgery, especially blood thinners, aspirin and NSAIDs
    • Make arrangements for a friend or family member to bring you home and to be available after you are home
    • Bhatti Surgery Center will contact you to:
    • Obtain insurance and health information and review surgery instructions and special medication orders
    • Verify if the procedure will require you to remove jewelry, acrylic nails and/or nail polish
    • Help you transfer essential medical records from your doctor's office to Bhatti Surgery Center
    • Confirm date and time of surgery

    Day Before Surgery

    • Notify your surgeon if there is a change in your physical condition. This includes cold or flu (such as sore throat, runny nose, cough, rash or fever)
    • Take a shower or bath the night before or the morning of surgery
    • Do not use alcohol or tobacco within 24 hours of surgery
    • Take morning medications that have been approved by your surgeon with only a sip of water (If you use an inhaler, please remember to bring it along)
    • If you have Diabetes, check your blood sugar in the morning before your arrival. Follow your doctor's instructions for insulin (they may recommend a reduced or skipped dose). If you are on insulin, please remember to bring it along.
    • Bring appropriate cases for eyeglasses, contact lenses, and/or hearing aids
    • Collect and bring all paperwork related to your surgery, including your insurance information and list of medications
    • Wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes
    • Leave valuables at home
    • Do not wear make-up, jewelry, nail polish or artificial nails, unless otherwise directed

    When You Arrive

    • Check in with our receptionist at your scheduled arrival time (If you are under the age of 18, you must be with a parent or legal guardian)
    • Sign consent forms (Do not sign the forms unless you completely understand the procedure)
    • Meet your surgical team to discuss your procedure and anesthesia
    • The nurse will record your height, weight, blood pressure, pulse, temperature and respiratory rate
    • You will be asked to change into a surgical gown
    • An IV may be placed into a vein in your hand, wrist or arm
    • You will be asked to clearly identify your procedure site with the surgical team

    In the Operating Room

    • You will be connected to monitors that will continuously assess your vital functions
    • An anesthetic will be administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure
    • A staff member will keep your family or friends informed about your well-being

    After Your Surgery

    • You will be moved to a recovery room, where the nurses will closely monitor your progress
    • You may feel confused, drowsy and dizzy. At the appropriate time, the nurse will help you sit up, stand and walk
    • Your nurse will determine when a family member or frienhd will be able to visit with you
    • Tell the nurse if at anytime you feel cold, pain or nausea
    • You will stay in the recovery area until your anesthetist, recovery nurse, and surgeon are certain you are ready to be discharged
    • Your nurse will discuss your home instructions with you. The instructions will provide information regarding diet, activity, and incision care that are specific to your surgery
    • We will ask your pre-arranged driver to transport you home
    • We recommend that a friend or family member stay with you for up to 24 hours after discharge

    Pain Management

    • Your surgeon may prescribe medications to ensure your comfort and well-being during your recovery

    At Home


    • Pain increases and becomes severe
    • You have a fever above 101 F
    • There is an increase in bleeding
    • There is drainage or unpleasant odor
    • Your incision opens or becomes red, swollen, firm, feels warm or has become increasingly sore
    • You have nausea or vomiting
    • You have unexplained pain or swelling
    • You have change in color, pain, swelling or numbness in your fingers or toes
    • You have a sudden change in vision following eye surgery