Preparing For Your Surgery or Procedure

Surgical Office Consultation

What can I expect at my surgical consultation appointment?
What should I bring to my surgical consultation?
Should I stop my blood thinner or any other medications prior to my consultation?
 

Before Procedure

Do I need any supplies?
Do I need any equipment?
How can I prepare my home for my recovery?
What pre-op appointments are required prior to my procedure?
Will I need to see my medical doctor prior to my surgery?
Will I need to see my cardiologist prior to my surgery?
Should I stop my blood thinner or any other medications?
Will the surgical facility contact me prior to my procedure?
When should I arrive for surgery?
What should I bring?
Should I arrange for transportation on day of surgery?
What may I eat and drink before procedure?
Should I take my routine medications ono the day of procedure?
What if I think I might be pregnant?
 

Day of Procedure

What should I bring?
When should I arrive for my surgery?
Where do I come for surgery?
What are the surgery center locations?
Where do I park?
What should I wear?
What should I NOT wear?
What should I do with my clothes and additional belongings during surgery?
What happens after I check-in?
What happens after I am taken to the operating room?
What can I do to help ensure that I have the proper procedure on the correct site?
Will I see my surgeon prior to procedure?
Can anyone stay with me prior to my procedure?
Can I smoke?
How long does surgery take?
 

Anesthesia

Are there different kinds of sedation or anesthesia?
Can I choose the type of anesthesia I will receive?
Will I receive any sedatives before procedure?
What are the risks of anesthesia?
Will I be billed separately by the anesthesiologist?
 

After Procedure

How do I get my post-operative medications?
What if I am not able to go home as planned?
What if I am not feeling well once I get home?
What can I eat when I get home?
What can I do to help prevent a post-operative infection?
How will my pain be managed?
Can my family be with me after procedure?
May I drive home?
Should I continue my usual medications after procedure?
How long will I stay after my procedure?
When can I return to work following my surgery?
When can I return to school following my surgery?
When do I follow up with my doctor?
When can I drive after surgery?
When can I return to exercise or sports?
 

Who Do I Contact For...

Topic
Please Contact:
Resources & Contact Information
  • My surgical procedure
  • My recovery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Work/school excuse
  • Brace or Cast
  • Post-op appointment
Surgeon's Office

Andrews Sports Medicine

Phone: (205) 939-3699

Email: provided at surgery scheduling

Patient Portal

Financial costFinancial Counselor

Andrews Sports Medicine

Phone: (205) 939-3699
Andrews Sports Medicine Portal How to access: InteliChart PatientPORTAL

Phone: (205) 314-2597

Ascension St. Vincent's Portal 

The PIN number to register is the patient's 4-digit YEAR of birth


Email: noreply@iqhealth.com
Pre-Administration Testing Appointment Ortho Sports PATPhone: (205) 212-6608
FMLA/Short Team Disability PaperworkHealth Mark GroupPhone: (972) 895-2138

Email: fmla@helthmark-group.com

Online: https://requestmanager.healthmark-group.com