The Surgical Experience

We are pleased that you have chosen to have your surgery at Pinnacle Surgery Center. Our facility provides state-of-the-art technology in a setting that is relaxed and comfortable.

After our pandemic ends, we request that no more than 2 people accompany you to Pinnacle Surgery Center. All children must be attended to at all times and may not be allowed in restricted areas.

Upon arrival you will check in with the receptionist and then you will be able to relax in the waiting room until a member of our staff calls for you to move to the pre-operative holding area. There you will change into a surgical gown and your medical information will be reviewed.

An anesthesiologist and your surgeon will speak with you, and an IV may be started depending upon the type of procedure you are having.

When your procedure is completed you will be taken to one of our recovery areas and carefully monitored until you are fully alert. At the appropriate time, we will invite a family member or friend to be with you. The length of time your family member must wait to see you varies with each patient and procedure.

Upcoming Surgery Guidelines

Your physician will discuss your procedure with you and will schedule the surgical appointment. A member of our staff will contact you to obtain necessary information and provide important instructions pertaining to your visit to our facility.

Please adhere to the following guidelines to prevent a delay or cancellation of your surgery:

Do NOT eat any solid foods on the day of your surgery. You will receive specific instructions regarding liquids.

Do NOT smoke or use tobacco products after midnight the night before your surgery.

Do NOT drink alcohol 24 hours before AND after your surgery.

Any prescription medications should be taken on the day of surgery with a small sip of water unless instructed otherwise.

If you develop a fever, cough or other medical problem, call your physician promptly.

If you are unable to keep your appointment or are delayed, please contact the Surgery Center.

If you have diabetes controlled by oral medication or insulin, please discuss this with the doctor’s office at the time you schedule your surgery.

Refrain from using powders, lotions or any kind of cosmetics on the face, eyes, chest and arms.

COVID & Infection Prevention

Keeping you and your loved ones safe is our number one priority.  We have always held infection prevention at the highest level whether we are experiencing a pandemic or not.  Besides cleaning after every patient, you will see a decreased number of people in our lobby as family members are able to go home and then return when we call.

We will issue every patient a surgical mask on arrival and require that you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds before going to the pre-operative bay.  The entire team washes and/or hand-sanitizes between every patient.


Learn More in our Patient Information Section