FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For detailed patient instructions, visit the Before Surgery, Day of Surgery, and After Surgery pages. Click on the questions below to learn more.
1. Where are you located?
Central Arkansas Surgical Center is located at 151 East Aspen Lane in Russellville, AR. Please see the Location and Hours page for a map.
2. Should I see my primary physician before scheduling surgery?
Your physician will inform you if you need to see your primary physician before scheduling surgery.
3. Will I see my surgeon before surgery?
Yes. You will have a consultation with your surgeon and the anesthesiologist prior to your surgery.
4. What type of Anesthesia will I have? Will I receive more medication for pain at home if needed?
The type of anesthesia you will be given will be determined during your pre surgery consultation. Your physician will prescribe pain medicine for home use.
At Central Arkansas Surgical, we provide the following types of anesthesia:
- Local with sedation
- Femoral Block
- Interscalene Block
5. How long will I be at the Surgery Center?
Typically you should plan on an hour and a half before surgery time and an hour after surgery.
6. Will I spend the night?
No. We are an outpatient surgery center. All patients go home when stable.
7. Should I take my medications?
You may take your blood pressure, heart and thyroid medications etc., with a very small sip of water. However, do not take diabetic medications without the permission of a pre-op nurse
8. Why can’t I take my diabetic meds?
You could be without food for 12 hours or longer and we don’t want you to have an insulin reaction.
10. Why does someone have to be with me 24 hours after surgery?
Because medications can take up to 24 hours to leave your system, we recommend someone stay with you for your safety. We also recommend that you refrain from signing any legal documents during this time period.
12. Why do I have to take all of my jewelry off?
You must take all of your jewelry off because some equipment in the OR can cause burns if jewelry is worn.
13. What should I bring with me on the day of surgery?
You should bring your photo ID, insurance cards, any applicable patient forms, and any payment that you may have been asked to bring. We recommend that you leave any valuable items at home.
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We look forward to serving you.
151 East Aspen Lane
Russellville, AR 72802