Your physician's office will call us to schedule a date and time for your or your child's surgery or procedure. Your next step is to complete the One Medical Passport online. Alternatively, you may have been provided with a Surgery Center Brochure which describes our facility, a Your Right to Know form, a Notice of Privacy Practices, a Secondary Payor form, a Medication Reconciliation form, and an Anesthesia Information form. If time permits, prior to the arrival at the center for surgery, we ask that you complete these forms to the best of your ability and then mail, fax or bring them with you the day of the surgery. Completing this information in advance will help to ensure the most optimal surgical experience. Additional copies of the forms may be downloaded from this website for your convenience.
Other Helpful Information You Should Know:
- Before Your Surgery or Procedure
- On the Day of your Surgery
- After your Surgery
- One Day After Your Surgery
A nurse from Wolf River Surgery Center will call you on the day before your or your child's surgery or procedure to confirm your appointment, give you the scheduled time, complete a pre-operative questionnaire and answer any questions that you may have. If you are going to be unreachable during the day during business hours, please call the Center at 901-252-3403 and ask to speak to a pre-op nurse. Please review and complete the information provided in our Patient Forms Library.
You will be greeted by one of our Admitting Associates and they will obtain and verify your insurance information. When this is completed, a nurse will escort your child and/or you to pre-op, do a medical interview, and assist you in getting ready for your procedure. You will also meet and be interviewed by the anesthesiologist, if you or your child is going to receive sedation or anesthesia. A Surgery Team Member, who will be assisting your doctor, will also come to meet your child and/or you and escort you to the operating room. When your or your child's procedure is completed, you will return to the post anesthesia recovery area and be cared for our professional, competent staff.
You will stay in PACU until it is determined by the anesthesiologist and your doctor that you or your child is ready for discharge. At this time, your nurse will review your or your child's post operative instructions with you and your family or caregiver. You will also be given written post operative instructions. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to call us at 901-252-3403.
One of our nurses will call you one day after your or your child's surgery or procedure. If you are not going to be at one of the numbers that you previously provided to us, please inform your nurse of the number where we can contact you.