A. What type of Surgery can be performed at Deerfield Beach Outpatient Surgical Center?
We have a large team of Surgeons and Anesthesiologists able to administer care for a variety of procedures that can be done on an outpatient basis for individuals over seventeen years of age.
B.Does the Surgery Center accept credit cards or offer financing?
Yes. Visa and Mastercard are accepted. In addition, there is a medical financing program that is available for selected procedures. This is administered by Merchant Data. More information is available by calling our business office and speaking to Paticia Joyce.
C. Do I have to take time off from work?
Many things lend to the recovery period. Depending on the type of surgical procedure, length of surgery and your individual health situation, recovery periods will vary. Some surgical procedures will take 1 to 2 days of recovery, while some other more lengthy procedures may require longer recuperation. These individual situations are always best discussed with your surgeon. Specific information, which would directly apply to your needs can be discussed with your physician. This way you will know exactly what to expect.
D.What type of preparation will I need to have done prior to my procedure?
Your surgeon will order all tests that are appropriate to your particular surgery, or you may call the surgery center to ask any questions.
E.How long does surgery take?
This is dependent on the type of surgery performed, your stay at the surgery center usually ranges from ninety minutes to three hours.
E.What type of Anesthesia is used there?
General, local, regional, and spinal anesthesia are all available. Sedation is also available for selected cases as well. The anesthesia selected is determined by the anesthesia provider in consultation with the surgeon. If you have specific concerns, you are encouraged to discuss this with both medical providers, who will be caring for you during your stay.
G. Am I able to drive to and from the surgery Center?
Unfortunately, that is not an option. Your safety is our primary concern. Upon discharge after a surgical procedure you must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Public transportation is NOT an option.
H. Is private home nursing care available from your facility?
We are not licensed for home care, but if your surgeon feels this is in your best interest, we can assist him to arrange for home care nursing through local licensed home health services.
I. I s there anything special I need to know, before I arrive for surgery?
Yes. Most surgical procedures require that you refrain from eating or drinking after midnight. In terms of smoking, you should not smoke on the day of which you are having surgery. Ideally cessation of smoking as long as you can prior to the date of procedure, would be best.
J. What is the differences between going to a hospital and a surgery center?
Hospitals are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. They deal with patients that are inpatients as well as outpatients. Most hospitals are required to be available to provide care for emergencies, traumas and any other unforeseen crises which may occur in the community. This often can cause delays in procedures and operations. Surgery centers are not faced with these unforeseen occurrences, as they do not provide emergency care and all of the services are scheduled in advance.
Individuals who are taken care of at surgery centers are not exposed to the same complicated disease processes they may encounter at hospitals; therefore hospital acquired infection risk is greatly reduced.
Surgery centers provide a certain selection of services, unlike most hospitals. Our focus is on a selected group of procedures, this enables our center and staff to be efficient as well as excellent at what they do. This also enables us to focus specifically on the latest and best technology, resulting in greater efficiency, timeliness, fiscal soundness and satisfaction. Your time is valuable and we don’t want to waste it.