Patient Information and Instructions

Industry-Leading Surgery Center

Welcome to Surgery Center of Silverdale. To help us plan for your visit, our pre-admission nurse will call you prior to your surgery. She will ask questions about the medications you take and their dosages, your medical history, and your surgical history. Please be prepared to answer these questions, as this information helps us to customize and personalize your care plan. If you prefer to call us or if you have any other pre-op questions, please contact the pre-op nurse at 360-692-2728.

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Pre-operative Phone Calls 
A nurse will call you 2-3 days before your procedure to gather important information about your medical history and current health status including what medications you are taking. She will also give you pre-op instructions that you must follow.

The day before your procedure a nurse will call with your time of arrival.  You will arrive with time before your procedure to facilitate getting ready in preop-this requires time before your surgery.Please note that due to changes in the schedule, your arrival time may change. We do our best to mitigate the impact of last minute changes but it is not always possible.

Before your Procedure

  • Don't drink alcohol for 24 hours before your procedure. 

  • Don't smoke after midnight the night before your procedure.

  • Don't take medication containing aspirin for 24 hours before your procedure unless directed to do so by your physician.

  • Failure to follow any of these instructions could result in your procedure being postponed or cancelled by the anesthesiologist.


  • Wear loose comfortable clothing that you can change easily.

  • Don't wear jewelry or watches and remove all body piercings including tongue piercing.

  • Don't use powders or lotions. Light makeup and deodorant are OK. You should not wear eye makeup if you are having an eye procedure. 

  • If you are accompanying a minor child who is having a procedure, bring documentation of your guardianship if you are not a parent.

  • Expect to spend about 30-60 minutes at the Center when your surgery is over. This is the average time needed for recovery and post-operative instructions; your needs may be different.

  • A responsible adult must drive you home and be available to stay with you for 24 hours following your procedure. Your procedure will be cancelled if you do not have a responsible adult companion.

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After your Procedure

  • Don't drive or operate machinery, make any important decisions, or drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after your surgery.

  • Be sure to follow post-operative instructions given to you at the Center.

  • Be sure to have someone stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure. This is required for your safety.

  • A nurse will call you the day after your surgery to make sure you're recovering comfortably and to answer any questions you might have.

You will be given a printed Patient Satisfaction Survey after discharge; please fill it out and return it in the envelope provided.