Downloadable Patient Forms and One Medical Passport Online Pre-Surgical Registration:
We are here to serve you, and want your surgical experience to be as comfortable as possible. If you have questions, please feel free to contact our staff at 760-448-2488.
Many patients are required to have tests prior to surgery. You will receive instructions and orders for pre-operative testing from your surgeon. Tests may include:
Please have all test results faxed to Carlsbad Surgery Center at 760-448-2478 prior to the date of your surgery.
Preparing for your surgery
Food or liquid in your stomach may cause your surgery to be postponed or cancelled. Please follow these guidelines:
Since we have limited space in our reception area, we ask that only one family member or friend accompany you. Please leave young children and siblings at home.
How to Dress
Remove contact lenses. Do wear your glasses and bring a case for storage while you are in surgery. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and low-heeled shoes. A gown will be provided during your stay at the center. All jewelry, including watches and body jewelry should be removed and left at home.
After Your Surgery
Most patients remain in the post-anesthesia care unit for at least one hour after completion of surgery. You will not be able to drive. A responsible adult must be available to drive you home approximately one hour after your surgery. You will not be allowed to return home without a responsible adult.
If you are having an anesthetic, you should plan to have a responsible adult family member or friend remain with you the first 24 hours following surgery.
You may feel dizzy or drowsy after your surgery. For your comfort and safety, do not drive or drink alcoholic beverages for the rest of the day. You will receive post-operative instructions from your doctor prior to leaving the center. Follow these instructions carefully. If you have problems after returning home, call your doctor’s office.
A nurse from Carlsbad Surgery Center will contact you at home to check on you condition. If there is an emergency DO NOT wait for the nurse to contact you! Call 911 or drive to the nearest emergency room.
Limit activities for a few days after your procedure. Consult with your physician prior to returning to work and resuming normal activities
As a courtesy to our patients, our business office will bill your primary and secondary insurance carriers if you have provided us with the appropriate insurance information. Please bring your insurance identification card and drivers license to insure that we have the correct information.
You or your insurance carrier will receive bills from Carlsbad Surgery Center, your surgeon, your anesthesiologist, the lab (if blood was drawn or a tissue specimen was removed for evaluation)