Frequently Asked Questions
Before Day of Surgery
Yes. Please have a responsible adult drive you to our Center, plan on having them stay at the Center during your procedure and be able to drive you home when you are ready to be discharged. A comfortable waiting area is provided for the person who accompanies you. We request that you leave children at home.
You may confirm your appointment time by calling us at (585) 256-3862 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the business day before your surgery. Please plan to be available all day on the day of your surgery. While you have us on the phone, please feel free to ask us any questions you may have. We will be happy to answer them for you.
If you do not have anyone at home to help you after discharge, please talk with your doctor's office staff to see what arrangements can be made. Your doctor can give you a good idea of how much help you will need in the days following your surgery.
If you are ill on the day before or the day of your surgery, please call your doctor. If you are unable to reach your doctor, please call Westfall Surgery Center at (585) 256-1330.
Anesthesia is a critical part of any surgical procedure. All of our anesthesiologists are board-certified physicians who have been thoroughly trained in the field of anesthesiology. Your anesthetic will be determined by the anesthesiologist in conjunction with you and your doctor.
If you are having anesthesia, the anesthesiologist will call you or leave you a message the afternoon/night before your surgery. The anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthetic and answer any questions you may have. The anesthesiologist will instruct you about eating and drinking precautions and whether to take your routine medications.
Do not smoke the night before or the day of surgery.
Wear comfortable clothing that is loose fitting and easy to get on and off. You may be required to change into a patient gown. Do not wear makeup or jewelry and leave valuables at home. You will need to leave your cell phone with your driver. The Center is not responsible for lost valuables. You do not need to remove nail polish.
On Day of Surgery
Please bring a photo ID and your insurance cards.
After you check in at the Center, you will be brought to the pre-anesthesia area. Your health history will be reviewed with you by a registered nurse, who will help you get ready, answer any questions, and put you at ease before your procedure. You will meet the anesthesiologist who will be providing your care during your procedure. From the pre-anesthesia area, you will be taken to the operating room.
You will be transferred to our recovery room after your procedure until you are ready to be discharged. Your length of stay will depend on the type of procedure performed and the type of anesthesia you received. You will receive written instructions regarding your care after your procedure. It is very important for you to follow these instructions to promote healing and provide the best possible outcome from your procedure.
When you get home, you should plan on taking it easy and have someone available to help you at home. For your safety, do not operate machinery, sign important papers, or drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after you are discharged.