Patient Info

Preparation For Surgery
Preoperative Instructions
Day of Procedure
Procedures for children
Following your Procedure
Billing Information

Good Faith Estimate

Preparation For Surgery

 

Your physician will discuss your procedure with you. Be sure to tell your physician about any medicines you may be taking and ask whether or not you should take them on the day of your procedure. You will be instructed concerning which medications to take the morning of your procedure by your preoperative nurse. You may be required to see your primary care physician or any specialist who cares for you prior to your procedure to assess your medical condition.
If you are receiving any form of sedation or anesthesia other than local anesthesia for your procedure, you MUST make arrangements to have a responsible adult accompany you to and from Shelby Ambulatory Surgery. Since you will be under the influence of medications, this person will:

We strongly recommend that someone stay with you for the first 24 hours following your procedure.
Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by their parent(s) or Legal Guardian. The Legal Guardian should bring proof of Guardianship.

Preoperative Instructions

The preoperative nurse will call you approximately one week prior to your scheduled procedure to review your medical history and to provide instructions. It is important for you to speak with someone from Shelby Ambulatory Surgery prior to your procedure.

Before your procedure, you should follow these important safety rules. If not followed, your procedure may have to be delayed or cancelled.

Day of Procedure

You should bring the following with you:

Once you have registered, a nurse will escort you into the preoperative area where your pulse, temperature, respiration, and blood pressure will be taken. You will be asked to change into a gown provided by Shelby Ambulatory Surgery. Your clothes will be placed in a secured location until you are ready to be discharged. The anesthesiologist and your physician will see you prior to your procedure.

After the procedure is completed, you will be taken into the recovery area until you are ready to go home.
After your procedure, coffee, juice, soda, and crackers will be provided to patients in the facility. Please do not bring food from home except for infants and small children – please bring a bottle or sippy cup with milk or juice for after the procedure.

Procedures for children

Shelby Ambulatory Surgery was designed to accommodate the special needs of the pediatric patient. The center has a highly qualified nursing staff, and the anesthesia team has extensive training and experience with children. Parents will be called prior to the date of the procedure and tours are encouraged!

Children are encouraged to bring a favorite toy or blanket with them. Parents are allowed to stay with the child while in the preoperative and postoperative areas. It will be necessary for parents to remain in the building while the procedure is in progress.

Following your Procedure

You will be given specific instructions from your physician regarding your care upon discharge from Shelby Ambulatory Surgery.
For your comfort and safety, we remind you of the following:

The day after your procedure, a member of Shelby Ambulatory Surgery staff will call you to check on how you are doing. If your procedure is on a Friday, you will be contacted on Monday.

Billing Information

Good Faith Estimate – Click title for more information

If you have given complete and accurate insurance information to your physician’s office, a member of our business office staff will call your insurance company prior to your procedure and verify your medical benefits. We will secure any information regarding copayment, coinsurance and/or deductible amounts that will be your responsibility. A member of our business office staff will contact you with an estimate of these amounts. Payment will be expected in full on the day of your procedure. You will be billed for any amount incurred in excess of the estimate.

Any patient with no insurance or whose insurance has denied coverage for the scheduled procedure must be prepared to pay on the day of the procedure. For your convenience, Shelby Ambulatory Surgery accepts the following forms of payment: cash, Visa, and MasterCard. Checks will only be accepted for amounts under $25.00.

You will receive separate bills from the following providers of service, and any questions regarding these bills must be directed to their respective billing offices:

The business office staff at Shelby Ambulatory Surgery will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding insurance coverage or billing procedures. The Business Office number is 205-620-8400.