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  • Food and Drink

    The night before your surgery you may eat a light meal before 11:00 p.m. Do not drink or eat anything after midnight—not even coffee or water. You may brush your teeth, remembering not to swallow anything.

Before Your Surgery

You will be contacted by the Pueblo Surgery Center Registration department prior to your arrival to confirm demographic and insurance information. We will also notify you of your estimated co-pay, co-insurance, and/or deductible due the day of service

A Health History Nurse will call you prior to your surgery to collect information about your health to expedite your admission process

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

Food and Drink
The night before your surgery you may eat a light meal before 11:00 p.m. Do not drink or eat anything after midnight—not even coffee or water. You may brush your teeth, remembering not to swallow anything.

Pain patients may have clear liquids –no dairy, cream or fats– six (6) hours prior to your procedure IF you are having sedation.

Alcohol
Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before your arrival.

Smoking/Tobacco
No smoking/tobacco after midnight the night before your surgery.

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry)
Please remove all these items before surgery.

Clothing
Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressings.

Valuables
Please leave valuables at home.

Notify The Center & Your Surgeon If:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, or certain herbal medicines. You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery. You can discuss this with your surgeon.

What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:

  • Information to Bring: Insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information, numbers and addresses.
  • Driver: You must plan to have someone drive you home. Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.
  • Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.
  • Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
  • Care forChildren: If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery.
  • Interpreter: If the patient cannot read, speak English or use sign language, an interpreter is required. If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact the Scheduling department 719-544-1600 as soon as possible.

Pueblo Surgery Center works hard to provide quality, safe and efficient patient care. We strive to make our facility a family friendly atmosphere, so you and your loved ones can have a stress-free experience.

  • Anesthesiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)
  • Pain Management
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Urology

Pre-Register

For your convenience we now offer One Medical Passport for your surgery. Registration is designed to be quick and easy and completing the form should take you 10-15 minutes. Please have your insurance information handy before entering the site.
Start Your Online Registration

After Your Surgery

  • Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.
  • Post Care: You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions (please follow these instructions). Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home. If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room. A nurse from our center will call you the next day after your surgery to check on your recovery.
  • Transportation: DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. A friend or relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.

Billing FAQ’s

Why am I receiving more than one bill for the same surgery?

There are several separate charges associated with your surgical procedure. You MAY receive charges from several companies.

  • Your Anesthesiologist’s billing service – his/her fee for performing anesthesia.
  • Your surgeon’s office – his/her fee for performing your surgery.
  • Your pathologist – services for tissue specimens removed during surgery requiring further examination

What type of credit cards do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and CareCredit. You are welcome to visit the CareCredit website at: www.carecredit.com to pre-apply for their services before your date of surgery. WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT CHECKS.

When should I expect my first bill?

We will bill you any balance due after your insurance company has paid your claim. There may be a delay if your insurance company has paid us incorrectly and we have re-submitted your claim for a corrected payment and allowance determination.

Are we able to set up a payment plan?

We do ask that all balances are paid in full within 60 days. If you encounter problems paying within the 90 days, please contact our office immediately at 719-544-1600 and ask for our billing/collections department.

Do you charge interest?

No

What is your credit and payment policy?

Full payment is due within 60 days of your surgery.  Elective and cosmetic surgery procedures must be paid in full 5 days before your surgery.

We strongly encourage you to personally contact your insurance company about your upcoming surgery.  It is mandatory that YOU, as the insurance subscriber, confirm that all prior authorization information necessary to your specific policy is completed before your surgery date.  You may be penalized by your insurance company if you don’t follow your policy guidelines.  You must understand what your benefits cover and how this may affect you financially.

Pay Bill

We encourage you to contact your surgeon and your insurance company if you have any questions about your financial obligations. In addition, please make sure your authorization/pre-certification for surgery is on file prior to surgery.