Details About Your Visit
Your comfort is important to us. We offer the following to our visitors:
Magazines & Newspapers
Coffee, Tea, & Soda Machine Access
Please check with the receptionist if you would like an update on patient information or if you plan to leave the building. Please silence cell phones in patient care areas.
We Accept Most Major Insurance Plans
Fees & Payments
We make every effort to decrease the cost of your medical care. Therefore, we request payment arrangements for all office services at the time they are rendered unless prior arrangements have been made. We accept cash, checks and all major credit cards for your convenience. If we are a participating provider of your insurance company, we will bill them. However, payment is the patient's responsibility. We will help in any way we can to assist you in handling claims.
Financial Information: You may be required to make a full or partial payment at the time of admission. We accept personal checks, cash and most major credit cards. Financing options are also available.
When you get ready to check into Klamath Surgery Center, please bring all of your insurance information with you.
Medicare Assignment is accepted for all covered procedures. Klamath Surgery Center is a Blue Cross Preferred Provider.
Please note you will receive three bills for your surgery:
- Klamath Surgery Center (Facility)
- Your Surgeon's Fee
- Your Anesthesiologist's Fee
For Prescriptions & Refills please call your doctor's office.
We want your surgical experience to meet your needs and expectations. We will ask you to complete a patient satisfaction questionnaire and return it to us. We appreciate your comments and suggestions.
Before Your Surgery
Your surgeon's office has scheduled your surgery based on your procedure and needs. If you have any questions, you may reach us at 541.884.5559. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery unless you are otherwise instructed. You will be advised if you should continue any routine medications, including those to treat heart, asthma, diabetes or blood pressure conditions, before surgery. If you use an inhaler, please bring it with you. Bathe or shower the morning of surgery or the night before. Wear loose-fitting clothes, keeping in mind any dressings or support devices you may be required to wear after surgery.
Transportation to Your Surgery
Please arrive on time, and make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You are not permitted to leave alone after receiving anesthesia. Transportation via taxi is not recommended. We ask that the person responsible for taking you home remain at the facility while your surgery is taking place.
Preparing For Surgery
A staff member at Klamath Surgery Center will call you a few days before your surgery to confirm your procedure and surgery date. If you have not received a call by 4 p.m. the day before your surgery, please contact us.
Occasionally, due to circumstances beyond our control, surgery may be delayed. If this happens, we will keep you informed.
Important Surgery Instructions
The Day Before Your Surgery
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. (The only exception is if you are directed to eat or drink by your doctor.) Food in your stomach can cause serious complications during surgery. Consequently, eating or drinking could cause your surgery to be canceled or postponed.
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco 24 hours prior to your surgery.
- Remove nail polish before your surgery.
- Leave expensive jewelry and large amounts of money at home.
Notify Your Doctor or Healthcare Professional If…
Before Your Surgery: The Klamath Surgery Center wants to make your experience as pleasant as possible. This information will answer many of the questions you may have about your surgery. Please review this information carefully.
Prior to the Day of Surgery:
The following instructions are very important and MUST be followed, otherwise it may be necessary to cancel your surgery.
- Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery, including water, juice, coffee, chewing gum or mints, unless instructed otherwise by the surgical center pre-operative nurse.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages or take recreational drugs 48 hours prior to surgery.
- Smoking may cause problems with anesthesia. It is highly recommended you do not smoke the evening prior to surgery.
- Do not take aspirin, aspirin products, Vitamin E, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil or any herb or garlic supplement for one week prior to your surgery, unless otherwise instructed by your doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you take Coumadin, Plavix or any other blood thinner.
- Notify your doctor and the surgical center staff if you have an insulin pump, internal or external device such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.
- Notify your doctor and the surgical center staff IMMEDIATELY if you suspect you are pregnant.
- Arrange for an adult to drive you to and from the Surgical Center if you are undergoing anesthesia.
- Remove all nail polish and body piercings.
- If having hand, arm, leg or foot surgery, all jewelry must be removed. If unable to remove jewelry, please consider visiting a jeweler for removal. Otherwise, jewelry may need to be cut off on the day of surgery, which may result in damage to your jewelry.
- Gather required information needed for the day of surgery, including insurance cards, legal documents (such as Power of Attorney or Guardianship documents), completed registration forms and any other information your doctor has asked you to bring to the surgical center.
- Make a list of all of the medications you take, including dosages and frequency. You must bring this list with you.
- You are taking medication for high blood pressure, anticoagulant (blood thinning), diabetes or a nervous disorder.
- You develop a cold, fever, respiratory infection or other illness prior to surgery.
- Women should inform their surgeon if they think they may be pregnant.
Parents and Guardians of Minors Should…
- Be present with patient at arrival time to sign paperwork.
- Remain in the facility during their entire visit.
- Bring a copy of the guardianship papers needed for the chart.
The Morning Of Your Surgery
Bathe or shower the morning of your surgery, do not use hair spray, body lotion or apply makeup (especially mascara or lipstick). If you shampoo your hair, be sure it is dry.
- Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and shoes. We will provide you with a gown for surgery.
- Arrive on time to allow adequate time for admission procedures.
- Bring a storage case for glasses, contact lenses and/or a hearing aid.
- If you take medication on a daily basis, remember to bring it in the original bottle.
- Bring medical information such as insurance forms, medical cards, payment and any pertinent test results.
When You Arrive For Your Surgery
Plan to arrive at the surgery center on time, as you need to fill out paperwork such as a surgical consent form.
A member of the anesthesiology staff will visit with you to discuss the type of anesthesia you will be given. An adult member of your family or a friend may wait with you until your surgery begins.
Following Your Surgery
After surgery, your surgeon will inform you of what you need to eat and drink, your activity restrictions and medication instructions. Of course, if you have any questions regarding your postoperative recovery, you are encouraged to contact your surgeon. For 24 hours after your surgery, adhere to the following:
- Do not drive, sign important papers or make critical decisions.
- You must have a family member or friend drive you home after surgery.
- Do not operate machinery, power tools or appliances.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages.