Yellowstone Surgery Center provides outpatient services where you are not 'admitted' and you typically go home the same day that you visited the surgery center. Overnight procedures also known as 23-hour procedure require you to 'stay' overnight for observation, so we can better monitor your progress.
Review instructions on when to stop eating/drinking along with any Medication guidelines.
Important information about your payment responsibility, contacting your insurance company, and how Yellowstone Surgery Center bills.
Prepare your home as needed. That includes purchasing any items required for your recovery. Examples include: stool softeners, and prescriptions (if given to you in advance).
Also known as a Pain Contract. If you have a Pain Services Agreement, contact your pain provider to help you manage your pain following surgery. Per your contract in place, prescriptions may not be issued.
You must arrange for an adult to be with you. They are responsible for signing you out and transporting you home and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours after your procedure.
Consider wearing glasses the day of the procedure and bring necessary contact lenses and glass container(s).
Remove nail polish and acrylic nails.
All jewelry must be removed, including ALL body piercing jewelry.
Leave jewelry, money, weapons and other valuables at home.
Wear loose fitting and comfortable clothing. Consider wearing slip-on shoes. If staying overnight, pack comfortable clothing. You may wish to bring pillows or blankets for your trip home.
If you develop a cold, persistent cough, fever, rash, open wound, current infection, any other health-related problems, or if you need to cancel your procedure, please notify your physician's office as soon as possible. For the safety of our patients and their families, please make sure any family or friends that accompany you are also in good health.
You have the option to complete your pre-registration in advance by going to either Yellowstone Surgery Center location prior to your procedure.
A Clinical Nurse Liaison (CNL) will attempt to contact you prior to your procedure to discuss your medical history and to answer any questions regarding specific medications. If you do not receive a call by the day before your surgery, please contact us.
18 years and older
Currently Yellowstone Surgery Center is not allowing visitors to stay in the building. Our staff will call when it is time for visitors to pick up their loved one. Once discharged, visitors of the patient will not need to re-enter the building. Discharge instructions will be provided over the phone, and patients will be wheel chaired out to the vehicle for pick up.
Younger than 18
A parent or legal guardian must stay in the building at all times. Yellowstone Surgery Center prefers one, however, we will allow for two.
If you have a mask, please wear it during your time at Yellowstone Surgery Center. If you do not have a mask, Yellowstone Surgery Center will provide one.
A COVID-19 test will be required prior to elective surgery. This will be arranged through Surgeon’s offices four days in advance of the date of surgery.