Our goal is to make your visit as pleasant and comfortable as possible

One of the best ways to prepare for surgery is to make sure you understand the decisions being made about your care. Please read the information on the following pages prior to your arrival at our center.

In Advance of Surgery

Pre-Operative Phone Call

Our staff will attempt to call you 1–3 days before your scheduled surgery. If we are unable to reach you, please call 650-988-7997 to hear a recorded message of pertinent information.

Transportation and Parking

Arrange in advance for an adult to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours following surgery. If you have young children, arrange in advance for their care as well. You may take a taxi if an adult accompanies you, or you may arrange a ride one week in advance with RoadRunners by calling 650-940-7016. Parking is free and available in front of the Surgery Center, underground on North Drive, and in the garage at the end of North Drive. Please do not park in restricted spaces. Handicap parking is available in front of the surgery center with curb access for those with assistive needs.

Medications and Allergies

If your doctor gives you a prescription for pain medication, it is best to have it filled prior to your surgery. Please let your doctor know if you are an insulin-dependent diabetic or have latex allergies.

Food and Drink

Your doctor will instruct you to do one of the following:

Check with your doctor in advance regarding which dietary instructions apply to you. All patients should refrain from smoking after midnight the night before surgery.