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Before & After Surgery at Edgewater

Prior to Your Surgery

  • Pre-register here.
  • Complete your patient portal registration which will review your current medications and medical history.
  • Read & review registration paperwork online

A member of our staff will call the day before with your arrival time. If you have not heard from a member of our staff by 3 p.m. on the day prior to your surgery., please give us a call at 803-802-9500.

A member of our business office staff will also contact you to answer any questions about financial responsibilities and to confirm insurance coverage prior to your surgery. We gladly accept Medicare and participate in a number of managed care and insurance programs. We also accept all major credit cards. We are unable to accept cash or Care Credit. Feel free to visit the ASC before your surgery. This may help you feel more at ease. If your child is having surgery, this may be especially helpful. Please call to arrange an appointment. If you suspect you are pregnant, please notify your surgeon. Anesthesia and certain medications may be harmful to the developing fetus. 

The Night Before Your Surgery

  • You will be instructed to not eat or drink anything 12 hours prior to your surgery arrival time. This includes gum, water, mints or vitamins unless your anesthesiologist has given you special instructions otherwise. This is very important for your safety. Not complying may delay your procedure.
  • If your child is having surgery, we will contact you to discuss special feeding instructions. On the day of surgery, one parent must remain in the center at all times. Please bring diapers and a bottle or sippee cup. Your child may keep a small toy or special item with him or her for comfort.
  • If you are taking medications, we will contact you to give you instructions on whether or not you should take 
Be sure to ask your surgeon if you have questions about what you can and cannot do, when you return to work and how active you can be.

The Morning of Your Surgery

  • Do Not eat or drink anything in the morning unless you have been given special instructions stating otherwise.
  • Do Not wear jewelry, watches, makeup or nail
    polish. If you wear contact lenses, please bring a case with you as well as glasses. Please leave all valuables at home. The ASC is not responsible for lost items.
  • Do Not bring slippers.
  • Do get a good night's rest
  • Do wear comfortable clothing that you can change easily and that will not bind the site of your surgery.
  • Do remember to bring your insurance card(s), driver's license, any required payment, and/ or Medicare card (if applicable) with you.
  • Do bring a friend or family member to wait for you
    during surgery. During your recovery, two visitors are permitted.* (This policy is subject to change in accordance with the CDC or Health Guidelines)
  • Persons under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them to sign the consent forms.
  • If you use inhalers, please bring them with you.
  • Your anesthesiologist will discuss your procedure with you, tell you what will happen before, during and after your surgery and answer any remaining questions you may have.

After Your Surgery

  • You must have a responsible adult with you to drive you home or accompany you if you plan to use a taxi service.
  • You will rest in our recovery room under the care of specially­ trained nurses from one to three hours. You may be sleepy or dizzy after your surgery.
  • Your anesthesiologist will monitor your condition.
  • Nurses and physicians will answer any questions and provide you with detailed instructions. Please follow them carefully.
  • Have someone stay with you through the night.
  • Do Not make any important decisions, drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after your surgery. 

When You Get Home

Patients often experience minor affects following anesthesia, such as drowsiness, muscle aches, a sore throat, headaches, or dizziness.
Nausea may also be present, but vomiting is less common. These side effects decline rapidly in the hours following surgery, but may take several days before they are gone completely.
The majority of patients do not feel up to their typical activates the next day, usually due to tiredness or surgical discomfort. Plan to take it easy for a few days until you feel back to normal.