What To Expect

We are pleased that you have chosen us to assist in your care. Premier Surgery Center is a freestanding, outpatient surgery facility that combines the latest surgical technology with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Our skilled staff will provide you with the high-quality, compassionate medical attention you deserve.

We offer a unique and personalized experience that is suitable for all ages from children to active adults and seniors. After visiting with your surgeon and scheduling your procedure, Premier Surgery Center staff will assist with preparing you for surgery.

We understand you may have questions about your surgery. Our goal is to make sure all your questions are answered and that your surgery experience is as pleasant as possible. If you have a specific concern that is not addressed satisfactorily, please feel free to call Premier Surgery Center of Georgia at (912) 264-9029.

Learn what to expect and what measures should be taken before, during and after your surgery:

Registration Process

You will be contacted by our Pre-Registration / Insurance Pre-Certification Department prior to your surgery date to pre-register you. You will also be informed of any deductible, co-insurance, and/or co-pay that may be due upon the date of your surgery.

Estimated Fees

The fee amount you will be provided is an estimate only. Your fee is based on the information provided by your surgeon’s office and DOES NOT include the Surgeon, Anesthesiologist or Pathology fees. Those fees will be billed separately.

Premier Surgery Center accepts payment via cash, check, VISA, Master Card and Discover Card. We also accept Care Credit. For more information about the Care Credit Health Care credit line, please call our billing office at (912) 264-9966.

Before Surgery

  • Please talk to your doctor about any daily medications you are currently taking. Be sure to mention any over the counter medications, including herbal supplements.
  • Do not eat or drink anything (including water) after 12:00 AM (midnight) unless your physician instructs you differently.
  • Take a bath or shower the night before or morning of the surgery.
  • Brush your teeth but do not swallow the water.
  • Refrain from smoking the evening prior and do not drink alcohol 24 hours before surgery.

The Day of Surgery

Remember, do not eat or drink anything in the morning unless you have been given special instructions from your nurse. Wear comfortable loose clothing that you can change in and out of easily and that will not bind the site of your surgery. Do not wear contact lenses and please leave all jewelry and other valuables at home.

Be at Premier Surgery Center at the time instructed by your nurse, which will be before your scheduled surgery time, to complete your admission forms and sign your consent form. Persons under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them to sign the forms.

  • It is important that you arrive promptly at the scheduled time.
  • We encourage you to ask any questions you might have.
  • Let the staff know of any special needs you might have.
  • Bring a picture ID and insurance cards with you. Bring forms (pre-op orders, history and physical copies of labs and EKG) from your physician if requested.
  • If you are taking prescription medications, bring your medications or a complete list of your medications, including the dosage and frequency.
  • Arrange for a family member or friend to wait in the waiting room. You must have a responsible person to drive you home and make any necessary stops at the pharmacy after your surgery.
  • Do not wear make-up.
  • Valuables (i.e. all jewelry and money) should be left at home.
  • You may wear glasses, but no contact lenses.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Expect to be at the facility for two to three hours on the day of your procedure.

After Surgery

You will rest in our recovery room, under the care of specially trained nurses. Your anesthesiologist will monitor your condition.

Our staff will answer your questions and give you post-operative instructions as ordered by your physician. You will receive a written copy of these instructions. You may be dizzy or sleepy after your surgery, even after spending time in the recovery room. You will not be allowed to drive or even take a taxi home alone. Please have a responsible adult with you to drive you home.

  • Dizziness is normal after receiving anesthesia; therefore you should wait 24 hours after returning home before:
    • Driving or operating equipment
    • Signing important papers
    • Making significant decisions
    • Drinking alcoholic beverages
    • Taking any medications that are not prescribed or acknowledged by your surgeon
  • Be sure to follow any specific post operative instructions given to you by your physician regarding diet, exercise, rest, activities, and medication. A written summary of these will be provided to you prior to your release.
  • Notify your doctor if you notice any abnormalities at the operative site.

Returning Home After Surgery

Even though you may feel fine, have someone plan to stay at home with you through the night. Do not make any important decisions, consume alcoholic beverages, take medications not prescribed by your surgeon, drive or operate machinery during the 24-hour period following your surgery.

Call your surgeon if you have questions about what you can and cannot do and when you can return to work and regular activities.