We will make every effort to accommodate any special need you may have. We strongly encourage you to call the Hospital in advance so that we can properly prepare to make you comfortable. Do not hesitate to call and suggest anything that may make your day easier.
All patients will be seen by the anesthesiologist on the day of surgery prior to entering the operating room. Sufficient time should be spent to answer any questions you may have. If you need to speak to the anesthesiologist before the day of surgery, you are welcome to call the Hospital and we will arrange [...]
Any patient receiving anesthesia should not drive until the next day. All patients must have a ride home and be received by a responsible adult when they arrive home. Patients will not be allowed to drive, walk or take public transportation after sedation or anesthesia. Please make the appropriate arrangements.
It is very important for us to be aware of this possibility. Only essential surgery is done on pregnant patients. If there is any doubt please contact us immediately.
This will not affect most surgical procedures. There are a few specific gynecological procedures which may be impacted by menstruation. Call us if you have any questions at 405-634-9300.
If you are not feeling well, please contact your surgeon immediately. During normal business hours, you can call the Hospital for advice. There are some surgeries which are safer if delayed when you are sick. We need to know specific details to make the decision. Please do not delay in contacting your surgeon or the [...]
Yes. You can comfortably take a shower, bathe, brush your teeth, etc. Please do not use make up, hair spray, nail polish or toiletries. These may interfere with the anesthesia monitoring and possibly hide clinical signs from the anesthesiologist.
We will individualize each patient’s care. Most patients walk into the operating room themselves. Therefore, preoperative medication is minimized.
Yes. We call each patient before the surgery to provide information and answer any of your questions. Preoperative instructions will be given by the nurse who calls you. You can also call the Hospital directly with any questions.
You are welcome to bring one person with you to the Hospital. That person will be allowed to be in your room with you before surgery and may sit with you after the surgery if you so choose. When a patient is a child often two parents and/or guardians will accompany him or her to [...]