Thank you for choosing Creekside Surgery Center for your upcoming surgery or procedure.
To start the pre-surgical assessment process, Creekside Surgery Center requests that you fill out your medical history online with One Medical Passport. We recommend that you enter your medical history online as soon as your surgery has been scheduled.
Once you do this, our Pre-Surgical Assessment nurse will be able to access the information you entered online. This information will assist the nurse in organizing and documenting your complete medical history to prepare for your surgery.
Be sure to have the following information available before starting One Medical Passport:
- Your health insurance information.
- The names, addresses and phone numbers of your physicians.
- A list of all medications you are taking, their dosage and frequency.
- A list of surgical procedures you have ever had.
- The name of the surgeon who will be performing your upcoming procedure.
About One Medical Passport
Completing a One Medical Passport medical history online is easy. For most patients, filling out the entire questionnaire takes less than 30 minutes. Please fill out the questionnaire accurately, and be assured that all of your information is kept confidential and will be thoroughly reviewed by your medical team. At any time, you can quit filling out the questionnaire and come back and complete the unfinished portion at a more convenient time.
One Medical Passport is a website that allows you to enter your information at any time from anywhere. You can also print out a copy of your medical history after you create it online and keep it with you or with your other health care documents, as well as have access to it online anytime you need it or want to update it.
One Medical Passport uses the highest grade of Internet security available: 128 bit encryption with SSL (secure socket layer) technology. Your information is stored on servers at a secure web hosting site and will only be released to your medical team. Your information is never released to anyone other than your medical team.
- Check in at the front desk. Bring a form of payment for deductibles/ copay (credit card, cash, check or cashier’s check)
- Bring a copy of your Advance Directive and/or Power of Attorney (if applicable)
- For patients with altered level of consciousness, the Power of Attorney (POA) must be present to sign consents and admitting paperwork.
Valuables and Cash: OUR SURGERY CENTER ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR VALUABLES. We cannot assume liability for items such as jewelry, credit cards, wallets, watches or cash. We recommend that all valuables be left at home. If you need to bring cash, checks or a credit card to make a deposit or co-payment, please have a family member take them home after you are admitted.
Lobby/Waiting Area: Your family may accompany you to the Pre-Operative area. After the surgery your surgeon will contact your family in the waiting area. If your family is not in the waiting area, the surgeon or nurse will call a family member after surgery, if that number was provided. Exceptions will be made for children and patient’s with POA needs.
Pre-Op Preparation: After you are registered, a Pre-Assessment with a Pre-Op nurse will follow. Your preparation for surgery includes having your blood pressure, pulse, temperature and weight measured. You will receive a facility identification bracelet and will be asked to change into a gown. If you have any drug allergies, you will also receive an Allergy bracelet. Your nurse will review your medical records, verify the information on your chart, confirm the surgical procedure and ask you to sign a Consent Form. An intravenous (IV) infusion will be started and any other necessary procedures will be completed.
Anesthesiologist: Your anesthesiologist will see you prior to your procedure, to discuss the plan for your anesthesia and answer your questions. It is important for the anesthesiologist to know your previous anesthetic experience, alcohol consumption, use of recreational drugs, current medications, herbal supplements, diet pills and other pertinent medical history.
Operating Room: You will meet your operating room (OR) nurse just before the time of your surgery. The OR nurse will reconfirm the surgery procedure you are having and will discuss what you might experience in the OR. The OR nurses and surgery technicians are specially trained to keep you comfortable and safe during your surgery.
Immediately After your Procedure Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU/Recovery Room): After surgery you will be transferred to the Recovery Room, where the nurses will take care of your immediate postoperative needs. It is the nurses’ goal to keep you comfortable and safe during your recovery period. The length of time you stay in the Recovery Room will depend upon the type of surgery performed and the type of anesthesia you received. The nurses will be in frequent contact with your family in the lobby/waiting area.