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Preparing for Surgery

Thank you for choosing Bridgewater Ambulatory Surgery Center for your upcoming surgery or procedure. Please bring an insurance card and photo ID (such as driver’s license) with you the day of your surgery. Anyone under the age of 18 will need a parent’s photo ID.

Local Anesthesia:
If you are not receiving sedation, you may eat a light breakfast or lunch.

If you have been prescribed a sedative or anti-anxiety medication to take before your procedure, you will need a driver to and from the surgery center.

Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) or General Anesthesia:
The surgery center will call you with your expected arrival time the day before your surgery. Please notify your surgeon’s office of any alternative phone numbers that you would like to be contacted on.

You will need a driver to and from the surgery. No driving for 24 hours after anesthesia. Public Transportation/Taxi Service/Uber Service is not permitted.

STOP eating solid foods or milk type products after midnight. This includes mints, gum, or candy. The last meal the night before surgery should be low in fats.

Stop drinking clear liquids 2 hours prior to the given arrival time at the facility. CLEAR liquids are water, clear tea, black coffee (without milk or creamer), and apple juice. Adults are limited to 6 ounces.

No beverages containing alcohol after 8:00 p.m. the night before surgery. No smoking the morning of surgery.

You may take blood pressure medication, thyroid medication, anti-reflux medication, and inhalers for asthma with a small sip of water the morning of surgery.

If there is a change in your condition before you arrive at the Surgery Center (such as a cold, sore throat, or fever) contact your surgeon as soon as possible.

Please tell your doctor about any medical conditions or if you are taking any medications. Please discuss any other drugs/herbal medications that you are currently taking. Some medications and vitamins will need to be stopped at least 3 days prior to your surgery. These include aspirin, NSAID’s (such as Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve), blood thinners such as coumadin, vitamin E, coQ10, fish oil, and glucosamine.

If you haven’t already done so, please inform your surgeon’s office if you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. You may be asked to come in for an anesthesia evaluation prior to your day of surgery.

Diabetics: Please hold all oral hypoglycemic agents the day of surgery. If you are taking insulin please consult your doctor.

Remove all jewelry, fingernail polish, and unnecessary items prior to coming to the surgery facility. Please leave all valuables at home. Ladies should not wear makeup or fragrances.

If you wear glasses and/or hearing aid(s), please bring them with you on the day of the operation. If you wear contact lenses, bring a case for them. You will need to remove them prior to the operation.

Wear something loose and comfortable, preferably a blouse or shirt that buttons/zips in the front.

Expect to be at the surgery center approximately 3-4 hours from your arrival time.

Our Physicians

Michael Molitoris, DPM

Michael Molitoris, DPM

Podiatrist
Alan G. Salz, MD

Alan G. Salz, MD

Ophthalmologist
Steven J. Faigenbaum, MD

Steven J. Faigenbaum, MD

Ophthalmologist
Devi Patel, MD

Devi Patel, MD

Gastroenterologist
David A. Salz, MD

David A. Salz, MD

Ophthalmologist
John V. Kramer, DPM

John V. Kramer, DPM

Podiatrist
Priti P. Patel, MD

Priti P. Patel, MD

Plastic Surgery
Joan J. Lee, DO

Joan J. Lee, DO

Ophthalmologist
Elaine E. Huber, MD

Elaine E. Huber, MD

Gynecologist
Ritika Bakhru, MD

Ritika Bakhru, MD

Ophthalmologist
Zuhaib Ibrahim, MD

Zuhaib Ibrahim, MD

Plastic Surgery
Sandeep Bhargava, MD

Sandeep Bhargava, MD

Gastroenterologist
Kheng-Jim Lim, MD

Kheng-Jim Lim, MD

Gastroenterologist
Catherine Gleason, MD

Catherine Gleason, MD

Breast Surgery
Howard N. Garson, MD

Howard N. Garson, MD

Gastroenterologist
Jennifer A. Montes, MD, MPH

Jennifer A. Montes, MD, MPH

Breast Surgery
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Michael Lapicki, DO

Anesthesiologist
Richard T. Arrigo, DO

Richard T. Arrigo, DO

Internal Medicine
Brian L. Sperling, DO

Brian L. Sperling, DO

Urologist
Anik M. Patel, MD

Anik M. Patel, MD

Gastroenterologist
William E. Bentley, IV, DO

William E. Bentley, IV, DO

Anesthesiologist
Izzat H. Shah, MD, FACC

Izzat H. Shah, MD, FACC

Cardiologist
Walter S. Lapicki, DO

Walter S. Lapicki, DO

Anesthesiologist
Ted Bialy, MD, FACP, FACC

Ted Bialy, MD, FACP, FACC

Non-Invasive Cardiologist
Jonathan K. Horiuchi, MD

Jonathan K. Horiuchi, MD

Non-Invasive Cardiologist
Andrew G. Rudnick, MD

Andrew G. Rudnick, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Yaser Elnahar, MD

Yaser Elnahar, MD

Cardiologist
John J. Wilson, MD

John J. Wilson, MD

Anesthesiologist
Lourdes M. Viera, MD

Lourdes M. Viera, MD

Anesthesiologist
Edward Wang, MD

Edward Wang, MD

Anesthesiologist
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Marilena Tolea, MD

Anesthesiologist
Howard S. Spinowitz, DO

Howard S. Spinowitz, DO

Anesthesiologist
Michael B. Silber, DO

Michael B. Silber, DO

Anesthesiologist
Anubha Sinha, MD

Anubha Sinha, MD

Gastroenterologist
Sanjay D. Rao, MD

Sanjay D. Rao, MD

Anesthesiologist
Paul S. Phillips, MD

Paul S. Phillips, MD

Ophthalmologist
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Wojciech Nagorny, MD

Anesthesiologist
Jason D. Matthews, MD

Jason D. Matthews, MD

Gastroenterologist
Andrea E. Goldstein, MD

Andrea E. Goldstein, MD

Gastroenterologist
Steven M. Dribbon, DPM

Steven M. Dribbon, DPM

Podiatrist
Cherag Daruwala, MD

Cherag Daruwala, MD

Gastroenterologist
Gilbert S. Cardoso, DO

Gilbert S. Cardoso, DO

Gastroenterologist
Wilfred T. Cabahug, MD

Wilfred T. Cabahug, MD

Anesthesiologist
Weil R. Lai, MD

Weil R. Lai, MD

Urologist
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