The staff at Ortho RI Surgery Center is pleased that you have selected our facility for your surgery. Your healthcare team is comprised of highly trained, caring professionals who share a commitment to providing you with excellence in both clinical care and your patient experience.
We want all aspects of your surgery to go as smoothly as possible. Please use the instructions below to learn how to best prepare for surgery and what to expect after surgery.
The Surgery Center’s pre-assessment team will contact you by telephone before your scheduled surgery to compile a short medical history and answer any questions you may have regarding your upcoming surgical procedure.
A Surgery Center team member will call you the business day before surgery to verify your surgery time.
Please pay close attention to all provided instructions to help ensure your comfort and reduce the possibility of complications. If these instructions are not followed, it may cause your surgery to be postponed or cancelled.
Finding the Surgery Center in the 300 Crossings Campus
When you arrive at the Ortho RI Surgery Center on the 3rd floor, we ask that you check in at the reception desk to verify personal and insurance information.
After checking in at the reception desk, you will be brought to the admitting area where you will be asked to change into a surgical gown. The nurse will obtain or verify a health history including height and weight. Temperature, pulse, and blood pressure will also be measured.
An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesia with you and answer any questions. The anesthesiologist will have you sign a Consent for Anesthesia form, acknowledging your understanding of the anesthesia to be administered. The nurse will have you sign a Consent for Surgery form, acknowledging your understanding of the procedure and permission for your surgeon to perform the scheduled procedure. If the patient is a minor, the consent form must be signed by a parent or guardian.
At the appropriate time you will be escorted to the operating room. During surgery, your escort can stay in a waiting area. When ready for discharge, we will provide you and your escort with written and verbal discharge instructions.
Upon discharge, post-operative patients will be picked up in the designated Post-Op Pickup area at the back of the building.
Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. Most patients are discharged one to three hours after surgery. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions. Please follow these instructions. If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon, or in the event of an emergency, call 911.
A Surgery Center team member will call you one day after your surgery to check on your recovery and answer any questions you may have.