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Your Admission and Stay

Surgery Instructions for Redmond

We are dedicated to providing our patients with high quality, compassionate care. Your doctor will schedule you for a pre-surgery visit or phone call with one of our pre-op nurses. They will review your current health, medical history and medications. Please keep a list of all medications, including over the counter, herbals, vitamins and supplements along with the dosages. The nurse will also give you a check-in time for your procedure/surgery.

You may contact one of the pre-op nurses at 541-548-6547 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for any questions regarding your procedure. If no answer, we may be helping another patient, so please leave your full name, date of birth, and a good call back number

You will also receive a call from our business office to discuss your insurance coverage.  It is important to review all charges incurred. You may contact the business office at 541-548-8131 for any insurance-related questions.

Special preparations the day before your procedure/surgery

If your doctor has ordered a “prep” or given you specific instructions in addition to those below, it is important to follow them carefully.

Do not eat or drink after midnight. This includes chewing tobacco, gum, candy, mints, or throat lozenges.

Do not smoke or use tobacco products for 24 hours prior to your procedure/surgery.

Getting a good night’s sleep is important.

Checklist of things to bring with you:

  • Valid picture id
  • Insurance or Medicare card
  • Advance Directive (if you have one)
  • Power of attorney (if you have one)
  • Plan for transportation and care afterwards
  • Person to contact and phone number
  • Person who will receive medical report after your procedure ( if you have one)
  • Case for eyeglasses, contact lenses, dentures and/or hearing aids

On the day of your procedure/surgery

  • It's best practice to bathe or shower within 24 hours of your procedure/surgery
  • Take your medications as directed by your surgeon with a sip of water
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes
  • Do not wear jewelry, body piercings, make-up, powder, lotion, deodorant or cologne
  • Leave all your valuables at home
  • You may bring dentures, hearing aids, contact lenses and glasses
  • If required, bring legal guardianship or power of attorney documents
  • There will be forms and consents to sign (in addition to those you may have already signed)
  • Check-in at the volunteer desk, in the lobby of St. Charles Redmond (Kingwood Ave)
  • An anesthesia provider, your surgeon and your nurse will meet with you to answer your questions before your procedure/surgery

After your procedure/surgery

You will be monitored until the sedation begins to wear off. Your nurse will assist you with pain control. Once you are more awake, you will either be taken upstairs to a hospital room. For a same-day procedure/surgery, you will return to the Same Day Unit until you are ready to go home.

Going home the same day

  • You must have an adult available to stay with you for the first 24 hours
  • If taking a taxi, the adult staying with you needs to ride in the taxi with you
  • Do not drive
  • If the patient is a minor, a parent or legal guardian must stay in the waiting area throughout the patient's stay
  • Children under 8 years old or weighing less than 80 pounds must ride in a car seat for traveling home