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.
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.
Michael Molitoris, DPMPodiatrist
Alan G. Salz, MDOphthalmologist
Steven J. Faigenbaum, MDOphthalmologist
Devi Patel, MDGastroenterologist
David A. Salz, MDOphthalmologist
John V. Kramer, DPMPodiatrist
Priti P. Patel, MDPlastic Surgery
Joan J. Lee, DOOphthalmologist
Elaine E. Huber, MDGynecologist
Ritika Bakhru, MDOphthalmologist
Zuhaib Ibrahim, MDPlastic Surgery
Sandeep Bhargava, MDGastroenterologist
Kheng-Jim Lim, MDGastroenterologist
Catherine Gleason, MDBreast Surgery
Howard N. Garson, MDGastroenterologist
Jennifer A. Montes, MD, MPHBreast Surgery
Michael Lapicki, DOAnesthesiologist
Richard T. Arrigo, DOInternal Medicine
Brian L. Sperling, DOUrologist
Anik M. Patel, MDGastroenterologist
William E. Bentley, IV, DOAnesthesiologist
Izzat H. Shah, MD, FACCCardiologist
Walter S. Lapicki, DOAnesthesiologist
Ted Bialy, MD, FACP, FACCNon-Invasive Cardiologist
Jonathan K. Horiuchi, MDNon-Invasive Cardiologist
Andrew G. Rudnick, MDCardiac Electrophysiologist
Yaser Elnahar, MDCardiologist
John J. Wilson, MDAnesthesiologist
Lourdes M. Viera, MDAnesthesiologist
Edward Wang, MDAnesthesiologist
Marilena Tolea, MDAnesthesiologist
Howard S. Spinowitz, DOAnesthesiologist
Michael B. Silber, DOAnesthesiologist
Anubha Sinha, MDGastroenterologist
Sanjay D. Rao, MDAnesthesiologist
Paul S. Phillips, MDOphthalmologist
Wojciech Nagorny, MDAnesthesiologist
Jason D. Matthews, MDGastroenterologist
Andrea E. Goldstein, MDGastroenterologist
Steven M. Dribbon, DPMPodiatrist
Cherag Daruwala, MDGastroenterologist
Gilbert S. Cardoso, DOGastroenterologist
Wilfred T. Cabahug, MDAnesthesiologist
Weil R. Lai, MDUrologist
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