The Day of Your Appointment
We want your visit to the Eye Surgery Center to be as pleasant as
possible! You should plan on spending two to four hours at the center
after your arrival. Please wear comfortable clothing. (We recommend a
short sleeve buttoned shirt with pants (or skirt) and comfortable
shoes.) You will be given a protective gown to wear over your clothes.
It will not be necessary for patients to remove jewelry, dentures, or
On the day of your surgery do not eat or drink anything 8 hours prior
to your scheduled surgery time. Upon the completion of your surgery,
you will be offered a snack and a beverage.
Please consult your physician about taking any medications on the day of your surgery.
Your surgery will be performed by your personal ophthalmologist and all
other follow up visits will be conducted at his or her office.
The ophthalmologists at the Eye Surgery Center have carefully selected
their anesthesia team in order to provide their patients with the
highest quality of care. Local anesthesia will be administered by an
Anesthesiologist specializing in ophthalmic anesthesia.
Our entire staff has been carefully selected and specially trained by
the physicians at the center. Our Registered Nurses and Certified
Surgical Technicians have many years of experience at the local
hospitals and they are totally committed to providing the best patient
We encourage you to be driven to the Eye Surgery Center by a relative or
a friend. However, if you do not have anyone to drive you to the
center, we can provide transportation service for a nominal fee. One of
our drivers will pick you up at your home and bring you to the center
for your appointment. After your surgery, you will be returned to you
home. If you need transportation, please let your ophthalmologist know
when you schedule your surgery.
Billing and Payment
You can expect the cost of your surgery to be significantly less than
if it were performed at a local hospital. The Eye Surgery Center
accepts assignment from Medicare and is a participating provider with
most health plans. Any insurance and transportation co-payments will be
collected upon admission. Please call your insurance company to verify
what your out of pocket expense for out patient surgery will be. The
center accepts cash, check and all major credit cards.
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