34 South Bedford Road

Mount Kisco, NY  10549

914-244-6789



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Before the Day of Surgery

Your Surgical Case is Scheduled

    Date

  1. Your surgeon’s office will schedule your surgery at the ASCW for a specific date

    Time

  1. The ASCW will notify you one business day before your scheduled date of surgery to confirm the specific time for you to arrive at the Center and the specific time of your surgical procedure.

  2. The Operating Room schedule is dynamic and every effort is made to accommodate each patient’s requests.  However, please understand that certain patients (e.g., pediatric, elderly, those with multiple medical problems, specific case type) may take priority for the earlier time slots.

  3. Please notify your surgeon if your condition changes before surgery (e.g., if you have a productive cough or fever).



Financial Obligation

    After your case is scheduled at the ASCW, an ASCW financial coordinator will

  1. Contact your insurance company

  2. to verify your benefits

  3. to obtain an estimate of reimbursement to the ASCW and an estimate of the amount you owe (deductible, coinsurance and/or copayment) to the ASCW. 

  4. Contact the patient 

  5. via telephone to review the information provided by your insurance company

  6. to confirm the amount of money (deductible, coinsurance  and/or copayment) you must pay to the ASCW

  7. all payments by personal check are due two weeks before date of surgery

  8. payments greater than $500 that will be paid by cash, bank check or credit card must be paid at least 5 business days before the date of surgery

  9. payments $500 or less that will be paid by cash, bank check or credit card may be paid upon registration on the day of surgery.

  10. For your convenience, the ASCW accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and your bank debit card.


   

WARNING

 

  1. FINANCIAL OBLIGATION

  2.        The patient’s surgery may be canceled if the patient’s financial obligation (i.e., deductible, coinsurance and/or copayment) is not paid-in-full before the surgical procedure.





Preoperative Evaluation by the ASCW Preadmission Nurse

    Each patient will be contacted by the ASCW Preadmission Nurse to review your medical history and the preoperative instructions.  This usually takes 10-20 minutes.

    You may also contact the Preadmission Nurse at 914-244-6779 if you have specific questions in advance of the surgery.



Preoperative Evaluation by your Anesthesiologist

    If you would like to speak to an anesthesiologist before your date of surgery, please call the Center to arrange either a telephone appointment or a visit to the Center.  Our board certified anesthesiologists are happy to address any anesthetic concerns you may have.



Preoperative Evaluation by your Primary Care Physician

    Depending on your health status, you may need

  1. to be evaluated by your Primary Care Physician or other specialist (e.g., cardiologist) before your surgery

  2. certain laboratory tests (blood work, EKG or x-rays) before your surgery. 

    Preoperative evaluations and testing should be completed at least 5 days prior to your surgery to allow the results to reach us in a timely fashion. 

    Your surgeon’s office will discuss this with you.



Arrange for a Responsible Adult to take care of

    You

  1. Patients who receive sedation or general anesthesia must have a responsible adult (at least 18 years of age) to escort them home after surgery. 

  2. It is also strongly recommended that each patient have a responsible adult to remain with them for the first 24 hours after surgery.

  3. Postop complications are rare but they are more easily addressed if you have someone to assist you during your time of need.

    Your Children

  1. Please do not bring children (other than the patient) to the Center.  They are not allowed in the clinical areas and childcare is not available.  Parents are expected to be with their child (the patient) before and after surgery.


WARNING

 

  1. RESPONSIBLE ADULT

  2.        The patient’s surgery may be canceled if the patient does not have a responsible adult to escort him/her home after receiving sedation or general anesthesia.

  3.         The responsible adult must be at least 18 years of age and willing to assume responsibility for your care.  The responsible adult is usually a family member or friend.  A taxi driver does not qualify as a responsible adult because he/she cannot assume responsibility for your care.





Pharmacy

    If your surgeon writes a prescription for postop pain medication, you may either have it filled at your local pharmacy in advance of your surgery or we will call your pharmacy on the day of surgery and you may pick it up after discharge from the Center.


   


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