Thank you for choosing the Blue Ridge Surgery Center to assist in your care. With over 30 years of service, our facility combines a private & family friendly atmosphere with the latest technology to create a surgical experience unlike anything you have had before.

About Our Center

BEFORE MY SURGERY

For your convenience Blue Ridge Surgery Center is now offering One Medical Passport for your surgery.  Registration is designed to be quick and easy and completing the form should take you 10-15 minutes.  Please have your insurance information handy.

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If you have not received a call by the day before your surgery or have additional questions please call us at (919) 781-4311 between the hours of 8:00am-2:00pm. Ask to speak with a pre-op nurse.  If you need to speak with a business office representative please call between the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm.

It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.

  • Food and Drink: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night prior to your surgery.  This includes water, candy, gum and mints.
  • Makeup, Nail Polish & Jewelry: Please remove all these items before surgery. (including body jewelry and hair accessories)
  • Clothing: Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over any surgical dressings after surgery.
  • Valuables: Please leave valuables at home.

WHAT YOU NEED THE DAY OF SURGERY:

  • Information To Bring: Insurance cards, Driver’s Liscense/Photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information, numbers and addresses.
  • Driver: You must plan to have someone drive you home.  Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.
  • Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you at the surgery center the ENTIRE time of your visit and for the first 24 hours after your surgery.  If no arrangements are made, your surgery may be cancelled.  If your surgery is near a meal time please have your escort plan to bring a meal.
  • Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
  • Care For Children: If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery.
  • Interpreter: If the patient cannot read, speak English or use sign language, an interpreter is required.  This individual must be over the age of 18 and speak English.  If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact the Scheduling department 919-781-4311 as soon as possible.

Notify the center & your surgeon if:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery
  • You suspect you may be pregnant
  • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, any blood thinning agents or certain herbal medicines. You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery. You can discuss this with your surgeon.
  • You have a drug-eluting stent, pacemaker or are on dialysis.

BILLING QUESTIONS:

Thank you for choosing Blue Ridge Surgery Center for your surgery. We strive to make your experience a pleasant and efficient one. With that in mind, we like to inform all of our patients of their financial obligations prior to surgery, so there are no surprises and/or misunderstandings. We recognize that you may have questions or concerns about our insurance and billing procedures. For more information visit click here.

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What our patients are saying…

I took my partner here for an arthroscopic knee surgery a few weeks ago, and this place was top notch. From the time we walked in the door to the time we left, the nurses and staff were more than wonderful. I’d definitely recommend this place!
Lindy P, Knee Surgery
Had a minor surgery here. Check in was quick and easy. Was back in a room in 10 minutes. Had great nurses. Surgery was done quickly and I was out of there 3 hours after arriving.
Kate C
Just had surgery there and was very impressed with the nursing staff and physicians. The surgery center’s nursing staff, operating room staff, and anesthesiologist was top notch. All were very friendly, professional, and treated me with great care and concern.
Richard A

DAY OF SURGERY

Check-in: When you arrive at our center we ask that you check-in at the registration desk to verify personal, escort and insurance information.

Following Admission: After checking in at our center, you will be brought to the pre-op area where the nurse will do a health interview and prepare you for surgery.  You and your family or escort will stay in the room until it is time for your surgery.  An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesia with you and answer any questions.  At the appropriate time you will be escorted to the operating room.  During surgery your escort will stay in a waiting area and will rejoin you in the recovery area after your surgery.

ANESTHESIA

Anesthesia is provided by board certified physicians and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA). Anesthesia services are provided by American Anesthesiology.

AFTER SURGERY

Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12 to 24 hours after surgery.

Post Care: You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions (please follow these instructions).  Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home.  If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room. A nurse from our center will call you the next day after your surgery to check on your recovery.

Transportation: DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure.  A friend or relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.

CHILDREN & SPECIAL NEEDS ADULTS

Special Care for Children

We give children the extra care they need in an unfamiliar setting. Please refer to the Before My Surgery and Day of Surgery for further tips, as well as the guidelines on this page for children.  Following these instructions may prevent delays or cancellation of the surgery.

  • Food and Drink: Nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night prior to your surgery.  This includes water, candy, gum, and mints.
  • Parental Care: We require at least one parent to remain in the center during the surgery and recovery.  If it all possible, please do not bring other young children along.
  • Personal Comforts: Please bring your child’s favorite blanket, stuffed animal or toy for added security.
  • After Surgery: You will be able to be with your child as soon as he/she is awake and medically stable.

Special Care for Special Needs Adults

We understand that loved ones who depend upon others for daily living require special attention.

  • Consent: The legal guardian needs to sign the consent for surgery and anesthesia on or before the day of surgery.  If not a parent, please bring proof of guardianship or power of attorney
  • For Admission: Please bring the patient’s recent health history and medication information.  Be certain to follow the food and drink rules in the Before My Surgery section.
  • Personal Attendant: As with other patients, special needs patients require a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult to remain at the center from admission through recovery.  A personal attendant will be required to stay with the patient for 24 hours after discharge.