Same Day Surgery
Same Day Surgery patients may be asked to attend a Preadmission Testing. Preadmission Testing (PAT) provides information to your care team to ensure you receive the best possible care.
- This is a time to review your health history and your medication list and obtain blood work and an EKG for surgery.
- Preadmission Testing is usually done 1-2 weeks prior to your schedules procedure. Please bring your medications or an up-to-date list of medications with you.
- Preadmission Testing is done in the Same Day Surgery or Ambulatory Care Department.
- Patients seeking Preadmission Testing must still register in admitting upon arrival to the hospital.
What to Expect
- Please arrange to have a responsible adult provide transportation home after your surgery. Patients receiving anesthesia should not operate machinery, make life altering decisions, or drink alcohol on the day of surgery.
- The order of surgeries is determined by many factors including age, comorbidities such as diabetes, and special equipment needs. If you have a special need, please let your surgeon or surgeon's office know.
- Upon arrival to the hospital, patients will need to register in admitting.
- After admission, you may be asked to wait in the emergency/surgery waiting room. If you wait more than 10 minutes, please check in with the admitting desk.
- Patients are asked to arrive 1 to 1 1/2 hours prior to the scheduled surgery times. This ensures adequate time to complete a physical, review medications, start an IV, and answer any questions. IVs are necessary for fluid management and medication administration.
- You will be asked many times to verify your name, date of birth, the procedure being done, and allergies. This is done to ensure your safety.
- Unfortunately, emergencies and cancellations cannot be predicted and may impact you and your estimated surgery time. We will make every attempt to keep you and your family informed of any changes as they occur.
- Please bring with you:
- Medications and inhalers or an updated list of medications
- Insurance and identification cards
- A responsible adult to drive you home after your procedure
- Patients should not have anything to ear or drink after midnight the night before surgery unless directed by your physician.
- Patients taking beta blockers should take this mediation with a sip of water the morning of surgery.
- Please do not shave in preparation for surgery. National safety guidelines indicate shaving can induce tiny cuts in the skin which can increase the risk of infection post operatively.
- Please report any illness, including sore throat and elevated temperature as well as any exposure to any contagious disease such as Shingles, Chicken Pox, Measles, etc. to your nurse upon admission.
- Patients should not be wearing contact lenses, jewelry, or dentures during surgery.
- All items should be removed before going back into the operating room.
Hours of Operation
- The Same Day Surgery Department (Ambulatory Care) is open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
- Surgical times are confirmed by telephone call one to two days before surgery. Your health information is protected.
- Pomerene Hospital cannot leave voicemails detailing your procedure or arrival time.
If you receive a message to call the hospital, please call
(330 674-1584 extension 4348
While You're Waiting...
- Family members are provided with an electronic tracking number to monitor the patient's progress through surgery and recovery (PACU).
- Surgery and recovery times very depending on patient needs. Surgery time varies upon the procedure as well.
- Every recovery (PACU) times are one hour.
- Post operative care times also vary depending on patient needs but average 1-2 hours.
- Drink vending is available in the emergency/surgery waiting room and in the dining room. Food vending is available in the dining room.
- Dining room hours are:
- Breakfast: 7:30 am to 9:00 am
- Lunch: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
- Dinner: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your loved one's care during his or her stay, please contact our clinical coordinator by dialing 1002 from any hospital telephone. You may also contact the coordinator through any staff member or the admitting desk.