3 Most Common Questions asked of our Patient Care Coordinator
Posted February 23, 2022
1. “What time do you I have to be there for surgery?”
This question comes up with almost every patient and is discussed during the meeting with our patient care coordinator as well as written on their paperwork. The surgery center will call before your surgery date to give you the time you will be expected to check in. This decision comes from the surgery center, not from Dr. Antimarino.
2. “When will I feel back to normal?”
Depending upon the procedure, downtime can range from 3-6 weeks before things return to “normal”. Some patients may have drains or dressings in place immediately after surgery that will need to be removed or they will be required to wear compression garments for a short period of time. Some patients may return to work after a week, depending upon the job and level of activity. With some procedures, patients may feel back to normal, but full results may not be seen for 6 months to a year.
3. “What happens on my surgery day?”
On your surgery day, you will report to the surgery center at the time they provide. Their staff will bring you into pre-op, go over paperwork and consents with you, and start an IV. Dr. Antimarino will see you in pre-op, review the procedure with you, answer any questions you might have, and mark you for the procedure. From pre-op, you will go by gurney into the surgery suite and after surgery, you will recover in post-op. Recovery is typically about an hour. A driver is required to bring you and take you home.