What To Expect

Your Appointment

Your surgeon’s office will schedule your surgery, and your doctor will advise you of any laboratory tests needed in advance of your appointment, as well as advise you of any medications your will need to hold prior to your surgery.

Prior to your surgery, a Fountain View Surgery Center nurse will telephone to confirm your appointment, review your health history, and go over instructions for preparing for your procedure.  If you do not speak with a nurse within three days prior to your appointment, please telephone 248-234-9300 at your convenience during our business hours.

Please click on our Map for directions to Fountain View Surgery Center. 

Important Instructions on Preparing for Surgery

  • If your surgeon orders laboratory tests, we encourage you to have these completed one week before your surgery date. 
  • If you take aspirin products or blood thinners such as Coumadin or Plavix, your doctor may give you special instructions concerning these medications. It is important you follow these exactly.
  • To assure your safety during recovery from anesthesia, you must arrange for an adult to accompany you to and drive you home from Fountain View.  We also recommend that a responsible adult stay with you the night of your surgery.
  • Do not eat anything after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • If you’re a diabetic, don’t take oral diabetic medication or insulin the day of surgery.  Take your blood sugar in the morning, if you normally do so.
  • If you use an inhaler, bring it with you to Fountain View.
  • Follow any additional instructions your surgeon gives.

What to Wear and Bring to Fountain View Surgery Center

  • Leave your valuables at home or with the adult accompanying you.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • If you’re having shoulder surgery, wear a large button-down top and elastic waist pants, and have a pillow in the car for your ride home.
  • Bring your insurance cards and a photo identification, such as a driver’s license.
  • If you use hearing aids you may bring them with you.  Reading glasses are preferred. If you must wear your contact lenses, bring your wetting solution, as you will be asked to remove your contact lenses prior to your surgery.
  • Have a list of medications and supplements you take, along with the amounts and frequency taken.

At Fountain View Surgery Center

When you arrive, we have reserved parking for our patients located at our entrance.  Once inside, your registration will be completed  and your nurse will escort you to the pre-op area and complete a short assessment.  Your anesthesiologist will review your history, do a short physical examination, and discuss the anesthesia to be used for your surgery. 

The amount of time you’re in surgery depends on the procedure you’ll have.  Afterward, your surgeon will speak with your family about your procedure.  Your nurse will monitor your condition and care for you until your recovery allows for the adult who brought you to join you.  Before you leave, we’ll provide you with follow-up instructions related to diet, activity, medication, surgical site care, and minimizing any post-surgical pain.

At Home Following Surgery

Follow the instructions given you at the Center, including making and keeping any follow-up doctors’ appointments.  One of our nurses will call you the day after surgery to see how you’re feeling and address any questions or concerns.  We want to make sure your recovery progresses well and that you’re totally satisfied with our services.

If you have any questions or experience any unusual discomfort, call your doctor.  In an emergency after Fountain View Surgery Center is closed, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

Have Questions?

If you have questions please call:
(248) 234-9300