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We look forward to providing your the best quality care before, during and after your procedure

The staff of ProVas is pleased that you and your physician have selected our facility for your care. We consider you a valued guest and will do our best to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. 

We want all aspects of your procedure to be stress free and to go as smoothly as possible, so we ask that you review this section of instructions that provide information about the day of your procedure.

TO PREVENT DELAY OR CANCELLATION ON THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

Food and Drink: 

Please refrain from eating or drinking anything after midnight the night before your procedure. 

Medications: 

Please take all medications with a small sip of water as ordered by your physician. Do not take any blood thinners or diabetes medicine. Do not take Metformin the day of the procedure and 2 days after. Please bring all medications in their containers. 

Alcohol: 

Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours prior to your arrival time. 

Smokers: 

Please refrain from smoking after midnight the night before your procedure. 

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body piercing jewelry): 

Please remove all of these items prior to your arrival at the center. Please also refrain from wearing any perfume/cologne. 

Clothing: 

Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over any surgical dressings. 

Valuables: 

We ask you to leave jewelry or other valuables at home on the day of your procedure except for your government issued I.D. and insurance card(s). 



TO PREVENT DELAY OR CANCELLATION ON THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE PLEASE ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

Driver: Please make arrangements in advance to have a responsible adult drive you home from the center. You will receive sedation during your visit. We cannot allow you to drive yourself home, take public transportation, or take a taxi. 

  • Escort: Please plan to have a responsible adult stay with you at home after your procedure and throughout the night. This is a requirement of the facility, and your surgery may be canceled if no arrangements for care have been made. 
  • Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children under the age of 18 and dependent adults. 
  • Care for Children: If you are the patient and have young children at home please plan to have someone else care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your procedure. 


Check-in:
When you arrive at the Center, we ask that you check-in at the registration desk. A member of our staff will verify your personal information and ask you to sign any forms required for your procedure. The contact information for your escort will be needed at this time. 

Following Admission: After checking in, you will be admitted to the pre-op area where a nurse will review your health history with you and prepare you for your procedure. 

  • An IV and labs may be drawn. 
  • You will remain in the pre-op area until it is time for you to go to the operating suite. At the appropriate time, you will be escorted to the procedure room by your surgical nurse. 
  • During your procedure, your escort may remain in the reception area. 
  • You will be closely monitored in our recovery area until you are in stable condition, then you will be discharged home. Most patients are discharged two to three hours after a procedure.  
  • When it is time to go home, you will change back into your clothing. 
  • You will receive detailed verbal and written post-procedure care instructions by a nurse (please follow these instructions). Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home. 
  • When you are at home, you may feel a little dizzy and sleepy. We strongly suggest you do not drive or operate machinery, make important decisions, drink alcoholic beverages or sign legal documents for 24 hours following your procedure. 
  • Recovery at home has many advantages: it is more comfortable to be in familiar surroundings; it reduces complications; it permits you to be with family members and loved ones, and it allows you to return to work more rapidly. 
  • Prepare to eat a light diet for the first 24 hours and be sure to drink fluids. 
  • Please call your doctor if you have any questions or concerns. Your post operative doctor -follow-up appointment will be given to you prior to discharge. 
  • A nurse from our center will call you one day after your procedure to see how you are feeling. 
  • You may be required to have labs drawn 48 hours after your procedure. Should this be the case we will provide you with a lab order to take to the lab facility of your choosing. 
  • If you experience anything unusual after your procedure, please call our office. In case of emergency call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.