South Baldwin Regional Medical Center offers general and specialized surgical procedures. Many of these procedures are available on a same-day, outpatient basis.
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center offers many surgical procedures on an outpatient basis. Outpatient surgery generally allows you to return home on the same day. Although this type of care is common, these instructions will help make your procedure run as smoothly as possible.
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Your physician's office will schedule your pre-admission appointment. Please bring all of your medications with you to your appointment so that they can be recorded. Call your surgeon if you develop a cold, flu or fever before your surgery.
Unless instructed by your doctor or the pre-op nurse, do not eat or drink anything, including gum, candy, mints or tobacco, after midnight the day before your surgery. Not following these instructions could result in the delay or cancellation of your surgery.
On the day of your surgery, you will be asked your name and date of birth many times. This is a precaution to ensure your safety and verify correct patient identification. Also, you will be asked the name of your surgeon, the procedure you are having and the area of the body to be operated on. Depending on the type of surgery you are having, the surgeon will identify the operative site with a skin marker.
All patients 18 years old and younger must have a parent or guardian present from the time of admission until the time of discharge.
You can expect a one- to two-hour wait before your actual procedure. This allows the nurse time to complete your physical assessment, start your IV and draw additional lab work if necessary.
For your safety, we require you to have a responsible adult to drive you home. Cabs are not an acceptable alternative. Please make arrangements in advance. Surgery may be cancelled if you do not have an acceptable ride home.
Should you require immediate treatment for a problem following your surgery, please contact your surgeon's answering service, or, in an emergency, call 9-1-1
1613 N. McKenzie Street
Foley, AL 36535