When you're the one facing a procedure, we do everything in our power to make you feel as prepared and comfortable as possible.
As you browse this section, you'll find information to help you understand precisely what's ahead, and our hope is that the tools we provide will put you at ease. If you have additional questions, our staff has answers for you, so don't hesitate to ask.
We make registration convenient and easy. Click the button to the right to download the patient registration form. Enter your information from the comfort of your own home. Give the completed form and your insurance information to our registration staff on the day of your surgery.
Before Your Procedure
- Shortly before your scheduled procedure, a representative from Physicians Surgery Center of Frederick will call to confirm details of your appointment. If we can't reach you, please be sure to call us no later than 2 days prior to surgery. We'll need to know about current and past medical conditions, current medications, and allergies. This is also the perfect opportunity to discuss any questions or special needs you may have.
- Your physician will tell you when to stop eating and drinking before your procedure. Our staff will also provide you with this information.
- If you routinely take any medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, ask your physician if it's okay to take the day of your procedure.
- For female patients, let our doctor know if there's any chance you could be pregnant.
- As a precaution, you should leave valuables like watches, jewelry, and wallets at home.
- Tell your physician if there's any change in your health (cold, fever, sore throat, etc.).
- Stay safe! Plan to have an adult drive you home after your procedure as you will not be permitted to drive.
Day of Your Procedure
- Make sure to arrive on time so we can help you with all necessary admission procedures.
- You'll need your insurance card and a photo ID (e.g. driver's license) for admission. If you need to make special financial arrangements, simply give us a call prior to your surgery date.
- Be sure to bring a list of your current medications and any paperwork your doctor may have given you, such as test results or medical history.
- Dress comfortably. We suggest loose-fitting pants and button-down top.
- When you arrive, we'll provide a gown and slippers for you to change into. You will need to remove all jewelry, contact lenses, dentures and any prosthesis.
After Your Procedure
In the Recovery Area
Immediately following your procedure, we'll move you to a recovery area where we can monitor you until you're discharged. This is usually 1-3 hours after surgery. Once you're awake, your family can join you. At this time, it's normal to feel some discomfort at the surgery site, as well as some drowsiness or dizziness. No worries! We will treat your post-op pain with appropriate medications.
Recovering at Home
Before you're discharged, your surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to care for yourself at home. For the first 24 hours following your procedure, you should avoid strenuous activity, alcoholic beverages, driving, and making critical decisions. Within a day or two after your procedure, we'll follow up to ask how recovery is going; if you're having any difficulty at all, let us know or contact your physician.
We'll ask you to complete a simple questionnaire about the care that you received at Physicians Surgery Center of Frederick, as we strive to continuously provide the highest level of care. Your feedback is very helpful to us. We continually strive to improve!