Frequently Asked Questions
What To Expect:
BEFORE YOUR SURGERY
A nurse from the center will contact you prior to your surgery to review your health history, medications and pre-operative instructions.
Notify your surgeon if there is a change in your physical condition such as a cold, fever or respiratory problems.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your operation, including no hard candy, or cigarettes. If your child is the patient, please be careful to enforce this. Also, please follow any other special instructions your surgeon may have given you. Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your surgery.
Please be sure to tell your surgeon if you are on any type of blood thinners or aspirin. Please do not take any medications after midnight unless instructed by your surgeon or the nurse at the center.
It is extremely important to arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you to the Surgery Center and remain with you the first 24 hours after surgery.
THE DAY OF YOUR SURGERY
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is big enough to accommodate a large bandage after surgery. Wear comfortable shoes such as slip-ons, no high heels.
Do not wear any jewelry (including body piercing), makeup or cologne. Do not bring any valuables with you.
Bring your drivers license and all insurance cards with you.
Wearing contact lenses is NOT advised. We provide containers for removable dentures and bridgework.
If your child is having surgery, feel free to bring a favorite stuffed animal or security blanket for added assurance.
AFTER YOUR SURGERY
You will be discharged to your car by wheelchair. If anesthesia has been administered, you must have a responsible adult present to drive you home and to care for you following surgery.
Your physician will provide post-operative instructions regarding diet, rest, exercise and medications. You will be provided with a written summary of these discharge instructions.
A nurse from the Surgery Center will attempt to call you the day after your surgery to check on your progress and discuss any questions you may have. If you have any unexpected problems, please call your doctor. If he/she does not respond, please go to the nearest emergency room.
In the state of Oregon , each person has the primary right to request or refuse medical treatment. The is subject to Advance Directives, Power of Attorney, and the state’s interest in protecting innocent third parties.
Cornell Surgicenter does honor advance directives. Health care providers at Cornell Surgicenter are bound to do all in their power to assure the safe recovery of every patient, including resuscitation if that becomes necessary. All adult patients are asked if they have an advance directive, which is placed in their medical record. Adult patients are also informed that advance directive will not be honored while a patient at Cornell Surgicenter.
If an adverse event occurs during your treatment at Cornell Surgicenter, we will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfer you to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. At the acute care hospital, further treatments or withdrawal of treatment measures already begun will be ordered in accordance with your wishes, Advance Directives, or health care Power of Attorney. Your Agreement with this facility’s policy will not revoke or invalidate any current health care directive or health care power of attorney.
If you wish to complete an Advance Directive, copies of official state forms are available using the link listed below:
Please limit the number of family or friends who come with you. Seating is very limited.
If you are driving more than 30 minutes, put one or two pillows in your car so that you can elevate the operative extremity.
Females will need to give a urine sample for a pregnancy test pre-operatively.
If you or your family need the services of a foreign-language or hearing impaired interpreter, please call to arrange for one at no cost to you, prior to the day of surgery.
You will be informed about any coinsurance due for your surgery during your pre-operative call. this amount is due prior to, or on the day of your surgery. Please remember to bring a form of payment with you. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards.
After surgery Cornell Surgicenter will submit your bill to your insurance company. You will receive a separate bill from your doctor, anesthesiologist and /or pathologist.
Please do not hesitate to contact our business office with any concerns or questions regarding your coinsurance obligation and/or payment options.
16985 NW Cornell Road
Beaverton, Oregon 97006
Ph (503) 533-4800
Fax (503) 533-4884
Cornell Surgicenter is proud to be accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). What does that mean exactly? The AAAHC recognizes clinics complying with its high standards in patient safety, quality and value for ambulatory health care - areas we believe in and strongly support. The center is licensed by the State of Oregon.