What preparations are needed before surgery?

CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW WILL ENSURE PATIENT COMFORT AND REDUCE THE POSSIBLITY OF COMPLICATIONS. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY CAUSE SURGERY TO BE POSTPONED OR CANCELLED


  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY. NO WATER, GUM OR HARD CANDY!
  • You can bathe or shower and brush teeth the morning of surgery, just be sure not to swallow any of the water.
  • DO NOT apply any makeup, hairspray or other grooming products to skin or hair.
  • REMOVE ALL nail polish, contacts, body piercings, jewelry, and hair accessories.
  • Dress in loose-fitting, comfortable clothing and shoes. Wear a top that opens in front; cotton underwear is suggested. A patient gown will be provided during surgery.
  • Dentures may need to be removed immediately prior to surgery.
  • To maximize the comfort of all visitors, we ask that adult patients be accompanied by ONE person. Both parents of pediatric patients are welcome to remain at the Center throughout surgery. When possible, please do not bring siblings with pediatric patients  because of potential supervision issues.
  • Make sure Dr. Brill's staff has an updated list of ALL medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications.
  • Please notify our office if there are any changes in patient health between your last visit with us and your surgery date. This includes an elevated temperature, cough, or cold
  • Please limit or quit smoking one week before and several days after surgery to enhance the recovery process.
  • MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR INSURANCE CARDS WITH YOU WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR YOUR SURGERY.


AFTER SURGERY CARE AND INSTRUCTIONS

  • Patients must arrange for a responsible adult to drive them home and stay for the first night following the surgery.

  • Since it is normal to feel drowsy after receiving an anesthetic, postpone the following activities for at least 24-48 hours:

    • driving and operating equipment

    • signing important documents

    • making significant decisions

    • consuming alcoholic beverages or any drugs without physician approval

  • Call our office and schedule your one week post-operative follow up appointment             

Dr. alan Brill

Midland ENT Clinic

3 Richland Medical Park Suite 130 Columbia SC 29203

Phone: (803) 744-7770

Fax: (803) 744-7776

 

Alan H. Brill MD(803) 744-7770


Surgery iNFORMATION

FAQ's

  • What time is my surgery?

    • Our surgeries are posted in order by age (babies going first), allergies (especially latex) and/or medical conditions requiring early surgery times. Due to this we DO NOT have times until the day prior to your surgery. If you are scheduled for surgery at Palmetto Surgery Center your ARRIVAL times will range from 7:00am-10:00am and if you are scheduled at Palmetto Health Richland ARRIVAL times range from 5:30am-9:00am. DR. BRILL'S STAFF WILL CALL YOU WITH TIMES.

  • Where can I go to get my pre-operative lab work done?

    • You can take your lab order to any lab facility, hospital lab, or your doctor. Doctor's Care does NOT accept orders for labs from another physician.

  • What do I need to pay Dr. Brill and Why?

    • Our staff will get in touch with your insurance company to obtain your deductible, out-of-pocket, and co-insurance information. Depending on how much of this you have met will depend on how much we will collect. We ONLY collect for Dr. Brill's surgeon fees. Your facility will have a SEPERATE set of fees.

  • Where is my surgery going to take place?

  • What do I need to do with my surgery facility?

    • Whether you are having surgery at Palmetto Richland or at Palmetto Surgery Center you will need to be registered 48 hours PRIOR to your surgery date. You can get registerd with Palmetto Health Richland by calling 434-7431. If you are having it at the Palmetto Surgery Center click here for online registration.

  • How can I find out what my facility and anesthesia fees are?

    • You will need to contact the facility where you are having surgery to obtain this information. Dr. Brill's staff ONLY obtains his surgeon fee information.

  • How soon do I need to get my labs done?

    • If you are having a pregnancy test it can ONLY be done within 10 days of your surgery date, any more than that and you will have to get it redone. EKG must be done within the last 6 months and blood work within the last 3 months.

  • Why do I have to get a pregnancy test done?

    • If you are menstruating the anesthesiologist and surgeon needs to verify that you are not pregnant. Even if you are not sexually active a pregnancy test MUST be done by a physician to verify that you are not currently pregnant.