To make the day of your surgery as smooth as possible, please fill out all the registration forms before your appointment and bring them with you. You also need to have an up-to-date medical history, so your doctor may recommend a physical, blood test, or x-rays, which will need to be completed prior to your surgery.
We understand there may be unforeseen circumstances that prevent you from making an appointment. In the event you need to cancel, please call the surgical center as soon as you know at 856-316-4600. Even if you receive an answering machine, please leave your name, phone number, and appointment time and date.
Comfort is key. We recommend wearing button-down shirts, stretchy pants, and sneakers. You should remove all jewelry, body piercings, and makeup. If you wear contact lenses, please wear your glasses and bring your eyeglasses case to the appointment because your contacts will have to be removed prior to surgery. While we recommend you shower and brush your teeth before the appointment, please do not use hairspray, gel, perfume, cologne, or other toiletries.
It is very important to adhere to the specific fasting policies provided to you. We give you the shortest possible fasting time, so please don’t fast for a longer or shorter period of time.
Please take only prescribed blood pressure and heart medications, with a sip of water, before leaving for your appointment. One of our staff members will contact you the day before your surgery to discuss with you any medication exceptions, such as diabetes medication and blood thinners.
All surgeries require you to have a person come to your appointment to drive you home. This person must have a valid driver’s license and cannot be an individual under the age of 17.
If you are sick and unsure if you should still come to your appointment, please call us immediately at 856-316-4600. Depending on how sick you are, there are some surgeries that can still be performed and others where it’s best to reschedule.
We always try our best to accommodate patients with any special needs. Please bring any equipment you need, including wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and hearing aids. You should also call Fellowship Surgical Center prior to surgery to ensure we can best accommodate you.
Throughout your entire experience with us – from initial appointment to post-op – we will ask you to rate your pain on a numerical scale. Your answers to these pain-related questions will help us assess your level of pain and determine how to make you more comfortable.