What to Expect the Day of Your Surgery
It’s the day of your surgery. What’s that day going to be like?
When you arrive at AesthetiCare’s surgical center in San Juan Capistrano you will be greeted by a staff ready to receive you.
There are some final administrative tasks – a check to ensure that all paperwork is complete and that your file is logged into our system. This process usually only takes 10 to 15 minutes.
Your entire surgical team will be notified and preparations will begin for your operation. Your admitting nurse will escort you to a private pre-operative suite that will be ready to meet your personal needs.
You’ll change into a surgical gown. Our anesthesiology staff will review your previous medical history and discuss any medications that you may be taking. Someone will have already have already contacted you to insure that all of your anesthesia questions are answered before the operation. This last interview will ensure that we haven’t missed anything.
Our anesthesiology staff will also explain your planned anesthesia, and what you may experience during and immediately your procedure.
Your surgeon will visit to review all aspects of the planned procedure. He’ll also check to see if you have any lingering questions about the operation, your recovery, medications and your post-operative care.
At this time, your surgeon will make pre-operative markings on your body. Then, you’ll be taken to the operating room.
Here you’ll find a hospital-type, state-licensed, federally (Medicare) certified operating room. You’ll see your surgeon and other members of the surgical team, including the anesthesiologist, a licensed Registered Nurse (certified in Advanced Licensed Cardiac Life Support), and a licensed surgical technician.
All of our operating rooms are designed and equipped for your safety and comfort. Our high-tech equipment is state-of-the-art – everything from surgical instruments, lighting, surgical equipment, tables, and communication. We also have an emergency electrical generating system that automatically activates in the event of a power failure.
After surgery, you will be moved to a recovery room so that you can recover from the anesthesia under the supervision of our anesthesia staff and your surgeon. Your recovery room nurse will follow specific instructions provided by your surgeon and will give you individualized attention, special care, and monitor your recovery progress.
When our anesthesia staff is satisfied that you are fully awake, your surgeon will meet with you and discuss your surgical results. He’ll give you post-operative instructions and release you to go home or to an after-care facility as required.
At this point, your family and friends may rejoin you.