Frequently AskedQuestions

Frequently AskedQuestions

Who will be taking care of me?

The surgery center staff is among the best in the business, carefully selected for their high level of skills, compassion, and ability to anticipate your needs. Our team includes board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses who are certified in a variety of specialized areas to cover all facets of your care.

When can I eat after my surgery?

Your nurse will offer you clear liquids when you are fully awake. Depending on your procedure and doctor, you may be able to eat on your way home.

How long will I be in recovery?

Depending on your anesthetic and your procedure, your recovery time will vary. For example, carpel tunnel patients are usually discharged in 20 to 30 minutes, while patients who have shoulder procedures are usually discharged in 60 minutes.

Can my family member or significant other leave while I am having my procedure done?

Your visiting family member or significant other must stay on the UnaSource Health campus during your stay.

When can I shower or bathe after surgery?

Your doctor will indicate that on your discharge instructions.

Why do I have to answer the same questions regarding my health history?

You might be asked by the physician’s office for your health history. The surgery center is independent from the doctor’s office and needs to ask the same questions in order to verify pertinent information such as allergies, medications, etc.

How much will this hurt?

Prior to your procedure we start an intravenous line with a local anesthetic. For most procedures you will receive Tylenol and an anti-inflammatory to increase your comfort after your procedure. Also, our center has many types of pain medications to keep you comfortable during your stay at UnaSource Surgery Center. You will be asked prior to and after your surgery regarding your pain/comfort level. We are dedicated to providing the best pain relief to our patients.

How much will this cost?

Insurance coverage and policies change on a regular basis. Contact your insurance company beforehand to verify that your procedure is covered and/or identify how much of the cost is your responsibility. You will be expected to pay deductibles over $1000 prior to the day of surgery and any co-pays on the day of surgery. You may also receive a bill after surgery for services not covered once the insurance claim has been processed.

Out of pocket estimates are available upon request. Please contact our Billing Department at (248) 265-4670.

UnaSource Surgery Center only bills for services rendered at the facility. Other services related to your surgical experience that you will be billed separately for include: your surgeon, anesthesia team, pathology, and durable medical equipment. Additional patient balances may apply to their claims.

Is it possible to speak with an anesthesiologist if I have concerns prior to my procedure?

Yes. You may call during our regular hours and request to speak to an anesthesiologist at (248) 265-4612.

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