Frequently Asked Questions:

                                                            What is Ambulatory Surgery  ?
Ambulatory Surgery is also referred to as "Day Surgery" or " Outpatient surgery".  All three of these terms mean the same thing.  This type of surgery does not require staying overnight after the operation.  Ambulatory surgery is more often on patients who are reasonably healthy.  Operations usually take less than two hours and recuperation is usally at home where you are most comfortable.
What are the advantages of Ambulatory Surgery ?

The atmosphere at our surgery center helps you feel relaxed and confident about your surgery.  This can mean less time away from home, less time off from work and less interruption of your family schedule.  

Recent advances in medical techniques and anesthetics allow patients to recover from the surgery much more quickly.  

Surgery at Rush Surgery Center costs much less than when the same procedure is done at a hospital.               

( $$ Huge Savings To Patients & Their Insurance Companies $$ )

                                                                              Other  Specific  Questions

1.  How much money will I save at Rush Surgery Center?

       For the best answer, call the appropriate phone number located in the

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2.  How long is the surgery?

       Depending on the surgery performed: 1 to 4 hrs.

3.  When can I get back to work?

        Many things affect the recovery period.  A short surgical procedure will

        take 1 to 2 days of recovery, while lengthy procedures may require 2 to 4

        weeks of recovery. As always, ask your surgeon for specific information.

4.  Can I speak to other patients who have had surgery?

        Certainly. However, HIPAA requirements prevent us from giving you names.

5.  Where does the surgery take place?

        Surgery takes place at our facility, we have 2 beautiful operating rooms and a

        post-operative recovery area.

6.  Do I need to have blood work done, or any other tests?

        Your surgeon will order all tests that are appropriate to your particular surgery.

7.  When do I pay for Elective Surgery?

        Uninsured or cash patients will be asked to pay for services on or before the

        admission date unless other arrangements are made. Patients with verified

        insurance will be asked to pay their portion ONLY on or before the day of surgery.

8.  What type of Anesthesia is used?

        Most surgeries are done under light or moderate sedation. 

9.  Can I go home on my own?

        No. On discharge post-surgically you MUST be accompanied by a

        responsible adult who may either drive you home or accompany you home

        in a taxi.   Public transportation is NOT an option.

10. Can I eat, drink or smoke before surgery?

        No. Most surgical procedures require that you refrain from eating past midnight;

        clear liquids may be taken up to 3 hours before surgery. In terms of smoking,

        you should not smoke the day of surgery. The best thing is to refrain from

        smoking as long as you can prior to the date of procedure.