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.
Healthy food choices build up strength and tissues in your body. Choosing more fruits, vegetables and liquids a few days before surgery will ease the stress on your digestive system.
Tracking diet and exercise has been shown to improve weight loss. To calculate your calorie needs, the Mifflin-St.Jeor equation is the most accurate. To use this equation to track your daily calorie needs, go to calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html. There are several apps and other websites that make it easy to track your food intake and exercise. You may also choose to use a pedometer, smart watch, or a fitness band.
Recommendations for general health benefits:
Moderate Intensity - 150 minutes of activity per week (30 minutes, 5 days/week)
Vigorous Intensity - 75 minutes of activity per week (15 minutes, 5 days/week)
Resistance Exercises - 2 days/week
For moderate weight loss (5-7 lbs) - 150-225 minutes of activity per week
For significant weight loss (10-15 lbs) - 225-420 minutes of activity per week
If you quit smoking before you have surgery, you can increase your ability to heal. Smoking will:
18 years and older
Due to COVID-19, Yellowstone Surgery Center is currently allowing only one visitor per patient to stay in the building.
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 and pain procedures. This will be arranged through your Surgeons office.