Preparing for Surgery

To expedite your check-in process, the Pre-Admission Coordinator will be contacting you prior to your date of service. You will be receiving an information packet, by mail which includes a notice of patient rights and responsibilities, Physician Ownership Disclosure and the center policy on Advance Directives. You may fax your registration form to 805-485-5767, attention Pre-Registration Department. The Pre-Registration Department direct line is 805-485-1908.

A team member of our nursing department will call you prior to your surgery to collect information about your health to expedite your admission process. Questions will be answered regarding your upcoming procedure and we will review the pre-operative instructions that you will need to follow.  You may want to make a list of questions that you would like answered during this phone call as well.

If you have not received a call by the afternoon before your surgery or have additional questions please call us at 805 485-1908 between the hours of 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.

Before Your Surgery Checklist

Reminder

A scheduler will call you the day before your surgery, review special instructions and answer any questions you have. If you have not received a call by the afternoon before your surgery, or have additional questions please call us at 805-485-1908.

I wish I could remember all of your names, but from the phone calls before surgery up to the trip by wheelchair to our car, I felt like I was receiving very special attention by people who really did care.”