patient pre-op instructions.

Thank you for choosing Specialized Surgical Center of Central New Jersey for your surgical needs. We would like to make your surgical experience as pleasant as possible. Please read the following instructions ensuring a smooth and pleasant stay.

  • A member of our surgical team will contact you prior to your surgery to review your medical history and instructions and answer any questions you may have.
  • Please let your surgeon know the best way to contact you so they can advise you of your arrival time to SSC-CNJ for surgery. If you have not received a call by 3pm the day before you are scheduled with this information, please contact your surgeon’s office.
  • If you become ill or must cancel for any reason, call your doctor immediately.
  • Please make sure any tests required by your surgeon are done prior to surgery.
  • If you have been asked to remain NPO (nothing by mouth), please make sure you follow instructions.
  • Please follow your physician’s instructions regarding medication use and dosage prior to surgery. Diabetic patients will be counseled on an individual basis according to needs and the time of surgery.
  • Wear casual clothing and comfortable shoes. Please leave all valuable personal articles at home.
  • You may bring eyeglasses, hearing aides, inhalers, etc., with you on the day of your surgery.
  • You may not drive home if you have had anesthesia. NJ State regulations and our policy dictate that you cannot be sent home alone.
  • Please make arrangements for a responsible adult to accompany you home. Due to medication and anesthesia from surgery your alertness will be reduced and you are not safe to drive.
  • Please bring the following with you for every visit to the Center- your insurance information including supplemental insurance and Medicare, a photo ID and COVID19 vaccination card (if applicable).
  • Our center is located on the second floor; handicapped accessible and free, convenient parking is available on site.

Thank you for choosing Specialized Surgical Center of Central New Jersey – we look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.

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