Pain Services-Day of Procedure

At both locations we provide a fully-staffed state-of-the-art pain services. With comfortable recovery and waiting areas, we have designed our centers with you in mind. Our friendly and highly trained physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses and support staff are here to provide you an excellent experience before, during and after your procedure.

This information is found under the Additional Procedure Information. There are several situations that may cause your procedure to be canceled or postponed.

If greater than 200 mg/dL on day of your procedure, please call the Yellowstone Surgery Center location of your procedure as soon as possible.

If you able to check your blood pressure. If greater than 180/100, please call the Yellowstone Surgery Center location of your procedure as soon as possible.

Take your regular blood pressure, cardiac, anti-seizure and gastric reflux medications. (As instructed by your CNL nurse or physician.)

  • Identification: Driver’s License or Photo ID
  • Insurance card, Medicare or Medicaid card
  • Payment: We will request a payment of any insurance co-payment or out of pocket expenses that are due at the time of the service.
  • Allergy & Medication List
  • Important phone numbers: Including the person driving you home.
  • Guardianship Paperwork: If applicable.
  • Someone 18 years of age or older
  • Remote: For patients with any kind of stimulator.
  • Snacks: If you have dietary restrictions.
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Jewelry
  • Valuables
  • An evaluation from a pain services physician
  • A detailed description of the procedure
  • A discussion about potential risks, benefits, and any alternative treatments
  • An opportunity to have all of your concerns addressed and questions answered to your satisfaction
  • Someone will verify that you have followed the planning instructions and that you have a ride home with an adult driver
  • If you are having a Cervical or Radiofrequency procedure, you will have an IV (intravenous) line placed to provide fluids and medication to help you relax.
  • The area where the injection will take place will be washed with a sterile scrub
  • Your skin will be numbed with a local anesthetic for comfort
  • Depending on the procedure, X-ray images, nerve stimulator or ultrasound machine may be used to guide the proper placement of the needle
  • Once the site is located, the medication will be injected
  • You will be in a recovery room for 30-60 minutes for observation
  • A nurse will check your vital signs, and you will be offered a snack
  • You will be given discharge instructions
  • You may be requested to keep a record of the level and duration of the pain relief

Complete Patient Procedure Guide

Select from the Following Items for Your Procedure Guide

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Before Procedure

Suggestions and Recommendations before your Surgery


Day of Procedure

Day of Surgery Timeline and What to Know



Information to Know and Understand Before You’re Discharged