Preparing for surgery, whether for an adult or child, can be a very stressful time. The staff at Tampa Bay Joint and Spine Surgery Center are focused on your safety and care.
Once your surgery has been scheduled:
One of our Registered Nurses will contact you to review your past and present medical and surgical history. The nurse will also ask about all of the medications you take on a daily basis including over the counter medications and herbal supplements. It is especially important to know your blood pressure, diabetic, and heart medications. The nurse will then review instructions about taking medications prior to your procedure and other important information you may need to know for your surgery.
Depending on your age and medical history, you may need to have a few minor tests prior to your surgery to further assure the safest of outcomes for you. You will receive instructions for any tests from either the nurse or your surgeon’s office. The results from these tests will automatically be forwarded to your surgeon and our surgery center.
*Prior to the day of surgery, if there are any changes in your physical condition, please notify your surgeon’s office. The doctor may choose to postpone your surgery.
If you are having any anesthesia or sedation, you must have someone accompany you and stay at the surgery center, drive you home after your surgery, and stay with you overnight.