What to Expect

Find out exactly what you can expect before and during your visit with Vivere-Audubon Surgery Center.

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Patients scheduled for a surgical procedure at Vivere-Audubon will be contacted prior to their procedure by one of our nurses for a pre-op evaluation. The purpose of the pre-op evaluation is to provide personalized care for your surgical procedure. The pre-op nurse will review your procedure, medical history, current medications and tests with you.

Pre-op may also include completing additional tests (lab work, EKG, X-Ray, etc.) if ordered by your surgeon or per Anesthesiologist.


Please bring the following with you for your procedure:

  • Driver’s License/State issued ID
  • Insurance Card
  • Orders and Consents signed at doctor’s office (if applicable)

If you’d like a copy of our HIPAA and patient rights and responsibilities notice, please click below.

Please do NOT eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery unless you have been instructed to do so by your physician. This includes chewing gum, breath mints, water, coffee, soda, juice, or any other liquids. Eating or drinking before surgery can lead to serious complications. We understand this may be uncomfortable for some, but it is important you have a completely empty stomach prior to the administration of anesthesia.

Be sure to wear comfortable, casual clothing and do not wear makeup, dark nail polish, fragrances, contact lenses or jewelry. It is especially important that fragrances or lotions are not applied the day of your procedure.

We will provide a bag to place your belongings in, but it is highly recommended you leave anything of value at home. Also it is very important to remove all body piercings.

A competent adult must accompany you home following your procedure. This is for your safety due to the effects of anesthesia. In the event that the patient is a minor, we require that at least one parent/legal guardian remains in the facility while the patient is under our care.


Prior to your surgery, your registered nurse will prepare you for surgery and inform you of what you can expect in the surgical area. They will review your medical history, procedure, and initiate the paperwork needed to provide your care during your stay. Your nurse will also instruct you and the person bringing you home on post-operative care and discharge instructions.

Your anesthesia provider will explain to you which type of anesthesia will be administered. Your surgeon will review the planned surgical procedure and will explain any potential complications, risks, and/or alternatives. If not done ahead of time at your doctor’s office, you will then be asked to sign a consent form.

Once in the Operating Room, anesthesia will be administered and you will be prepped for surgery. Your Surgeon will guide the team through the actual operation. Depending on the length and complexity of your surgery, a number of other team members will be present. The surgical team may include Nurses, Surgical Residents, Physician’s Assistants and Surgical Technicians.

Following the procedure, you will be taken to our recovery area where a nurse will continuously monitor you until you are fully awake and alert. You can expect to stay at the facility following your procedure until the Anesthesia provider determines that you are stable enough to be discharged home.


Contact your doctor’s office should you have any questions or experience any complications following your surgery!

  • Be aware of any restrictions ordered by your surgeon. These restrictions will be written on your discharge instructions.
  • Your surgeon will provide you with any prescriptions needed during your recovery. Take the medicine as directed. Taking more than the prescribed dose can be dangerous.
  • Unless instructed otherwise, resume your normal diet. Eat plenty of foods high in protein to help with healing.
  • Please contact your surgeons’ office if you have any questions regarding your post-operative instructions. Make certain you follow the instructions and call your surgeon for a post-operative appointment as directed.
  • Your feedback matters to us! Following your procedure, we would love to hear back from you regarding your experience with our facility. Please take a moment to complete this survey.

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