We know the thought of preparing for surgery can make you feel nervous and scared. We also know the process of paperwork, scheduling and preparations can feel tedious and redundant. We’ve developed this section of the Southwest Washington Surgery website to guide you through these vital steps quickly so you can get into the operating room then on to the road to recovery.
Your surgeon will discuss the details of your specific surgery at the time of your preoperative visit(s).
Your surgeon’s office will work with you to find the most suitable day on which your procedure can take place. Your surgeon’s staff will then contact the Surgery Center on your behalf to add your procedure to our schedule. A staff member will contact you the day before your procedure to confirm the exact time of your surgery or procedure.
The day before your procedure we will call you with the final time after we consult with your surgeon’s office. We cannot finalize the exact time of your surgery sooner because your surgeon may need to make changes to his / her schedule.
During the phone call to confirm your procedure time, you also will have an opportunity to ask questions and review preoperative information, including information about medications. If you miss your call, or if you have questions or concerns, please contact us at (360) 449-6344 before 7:00 p.m.
You will receive a text or e-mail from the surgery center prompting you to click on a link that will take you to our patient portal. Here you will be asked to complete your health history form and have access to pre-procedure information. Please complete the health history form at your soonest convenience.
Pre-Admission will contact you prior to your date of surgery to review your health history information and review pre-procedure instructions. You will also receive a call the day prior to procedure confirming your check in time.
Your comfort and safety is very important to us. Please make sure you have read and understand the following pre-procedure preparations. If you do not follow these instructions it’s possible we will have to reschedule your procedure for your safety. If you are unsure about any of these preparations, please contact our staff prior to arrival for your procedure at (360) 449-6344.
Please check with your surgeon for special instructions related to children preparing for surgery. If your child is under 18 years old, we require that a parent, guardian or legally responsible adult remain in the reception area during surgery.
To obtain an estimate of the cost of your service or if you have questions about your insurance coverage, an Account Representative is ready to assist you at (360) 449-6354.
If you cannot pay your personal balance at the time of the service you should arrange to make partial payments by contacting your Account Representatives. We’re ready to assist you at (360) 449-6349.
It’s very important that you
review the following information regarding your rights and responsibilities, our privacy policies and our financial policies:
If you need to clarify any of the information above, or to ask questions, please contact the appropriate department below: