From your first encounter with our team, you will understand the value we place on patient care. Our goal is to make patients and their loved ones feel at ease before, during and after their procedure. Every surgery or procedure is unique, and you should always consult your physician with specific questions about your care. Here you will find general information to give you a better understanding of what to expect.
Online Patient Registration
Momentum Specialty Surgery Center offers patients the convenience and privacy of a secure, online registration process. Once you are given an appointment, please complete your medical history by clicking the Simple Audit button below:
Preparing For Your Procedure
Prior to your surgery, a staff member will call you to confirm your surgery time and ask questions regarding your medical conditions, allergies, and medications. Your physician or a facility nurse will tell you what time you are to stop eating and drinking prior to your surgery.
Day of Your Appointment
Arrive promptly at your scheduled time to allow adequate time for admission procedures. Bring your picture ID, insurance cards, any paperwork from your physician (such as cardiology reports), a list of your medications, and a form of payment if your insurance company requires a co-payment. Arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home after surgery; you will not be allowed to drive yourself home.
Once your procedure has been completed, you will be moved to the recovery area where you will be closely monitored until you are ready to go home. Many people experience some discomfort, drowsiness or dizziness, depending on the type of anesthesia received. When you are ready for visitors, your family will be able to join you. Although the times may vary, most patients are discharged within 1-3 hours after surgery depending on the type of procedure.
Recovering at Home
Before being discharged, you will be given specific instructions on how to care for yourself at home. For the first 24 hours following surgery, you should avoid any strenuous activity, alcoholic beverages, driving, and making critical decisions. A nurse will call you to check on your progress. If you experience any difficulty or have any questions about your procedure or prescriptions, please contact our office directly at (940) 400-6400 or contact your physician.