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Prepare For Your Surgery

Thanks for Choosing the National Spine & Ortho Network for Your Procedure

This facility is part of the National Spine & Ortho (NSO) network, and was developed to offer same-day surgical procedures and unrivaled quality of care, in a cost-effective setting. NSO-affiliated centers combine the latest surgical technology with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

This NSO-affiliated location is Medicare certified and licensed by the state it resides in. It has achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

This facility delivers high-quality medical care in a broad range of specialties.

Pre-Procedure Guidelines

Patients are contacted before their visit to review medical history. Staff will provide pre-operative instructions and a scheduled arrival time.

  • Please talk to your provider about any daily medications currently being taken. Be sure to mention and blood thinners, aspirin, and over-the-counter medications, including herbal supplements.
  • Please do not eat or drink anything (including water) after 12:00 AM (midnight) the night before the procedure, unless your provider instructs you otherwise. This includes gum, mints and hard candy. Failure to comply with these instructions could result in cancellation of the procedure.
  • Please take a bath or shower the night before or morning of the procedure to minimize the risk of infection. Please do not use powder, lotion or perfume. Do not wear make-up.
  • When brushing your teeth, please do not swallow the water.
  • Please refrain from smoking the evening prior and do not drink alcohol 24 hours beforehand.
  • You must have a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you the first 24 hours after the procedure. You may not go home via taxi or ride-share company.
  • Please limit the number of people who accompany you to the facility.
  • Please obtain any prescriptions filled by your provider before the procedure.
  • If you or your caregiver is in need of a language or hearing-impaired interpreter, please call to arrange for one at no cost to you.

Day-of-Procedure Guidelines

  • Please arrive promptly at the scheduled time.
  • Please notify your provider if you have any recent health changes (ex: cold/flu symptoms, fever, respiratory problems, or if you think you may be pregnant).
  • Please bring your picture ID and all relevant insurance cards with you.
  • Please leave all jewelry, piercings and valuables at home. The NSP network is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • If you are taking any prescription medications, please bring a complete list, including the dosage and frequency.
  • Glasses are permitted but contact lenses are prohibited.
  • Please wear flat, slip-on shoes and loose, comfortable clothing with a button-down top.

Post-Procedure Guidelines

  • Dizziness, sleepiness, and nausea are common after receiving anesthesia; therefore, it is recommended that you wait at least 24 hours before:
    • Driving or operating equipment
    • Making significant decisions or signing important documents
    • Drinking alcoholic beverages
    • Taking any medications not acknowledged by your provider
  • Please follow and specific post-procedure instructions given to you by your provider regarding diet, exercise, rest, activities, and medication. A written summary of these will be provided to you prior to your release.
  • A staff member will typically call you one business day after your procedure to check on your progress and answer your questions.
  • Please notify your provider if you notice any abnormalities after the procedure.
  • This facility is not able to respond to emergency calls. Instead, please contact your provider - or in the event of an emergency/serious condition such as chest pain or difficulty breathing, call 911.

How Long is the Stay?

This varies based on your specific procedure and how long each individual may need to recover.

Plan to be at the facility for approximately 1 hour prior to the procedure, the length of time for the procedure itself, and then between 30 minutes to 2 hours after the procedure.

If you cannot keep your appointment, please notify the facility via phone. Please note that appointment times may be subject to change.

Insurance & Billing

You will receive a call from a business office staff member regarding any financial responsibility you may have per your insurance company. This amount must be paid prior to or on the day of the procedure. Uninsured and/or cash-only patients will be required to pay on or before time of service. This facility fee covers the use of the facility and its services.

The aforementioned facility fee does not cover fees for your provider, any other assisting providers, laboratory or diagnostic testing. Those fees will be billed separately by those providers.

Please note that while staff will submit primary and secondary insurance claims, the patient is responsible for all balances not covered by insurance.

Advance Directives

All patients have rights under law to make decisions concerning their medical care, including the right to accept or refuse medical surgical care and the right to formulate advance directives.

As a matter of conscience and as permitted by the state this affiliated facility resides in, regardless of the contents of any advance directive or instructions from a healthcare surrogate or attorney in fact, if an adverse event or unexpected deterioration occurs during treatment at this facility, it is a policy to initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfer the patient to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. Any advance directives you have provided will also be transferred. Once transferred, the hospital would honor any wishes for treatment or withdrawal of treatment, as indicated in accordance with your advance directives or healthcare power of attorney.

If you wish to complete an advance directive, copies of the official state forms are available at

Ownership Disclosure

Your provider may have a financial interest in this facility. This information is available to you as posted in the lobby or by calling the facility. An interest in this location enables them to have a boice in the Administrative and Medical Policy of this facility. This involvement helps ensure the finest quality care for patients. However, you have the right to choose another location. Please call this location or your provider for information on alternate facilities.