Prepare for Your Procedure

If you have questions about your procedure, please call your doctor to make sure they are answered to your satisfaction. At your doctor’s office, you may be asked to complete a medical history which will be forwarded to Alicia Surgery Center.

For questions about our center, please ask the nurse from Alicia Surgery Center who calls before your procedure. Typically, our nurse will call you at least one day prior to your procedure to confirm your scheduled time and finalize your preparations. Our nurse will talk with you about your medical history, anesthesia experiences and any medications and supplements you may be taking. If you have not heard from us by 2:00 PM the day before your procedure, please call us at 949.900.3480.

Our insurance specialist also will reach you by phone to talk with you confidentially about your insurance benefits and any financial obligation for which you may be responsible.

Prior to the day of your procedure, please review our two required notices: Ownership Disclosure, Advance Directives and Grievances and Patient Rights and Responsibilities. Click here to download and review these notices. Or, you may obtain these notices from your doctor’s office. Federal regulations require that you review these notices before the day of your procedure.

Notify your doctor prior to your procedure if you experience any change in your physical condition, such as a cough, cold or fever.

You must have a family member or friend drive you home after your procedure and remain with you through the night. If this is a problem, please notify your doctor or our nurse when she calls.