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A nurse from the surgery center will contact you 1-7 days prior to your surgery date. To ensure that we provide you with the best care possible, please have a complete list of your medications (prescription, OTC and vitamins) handy in preparation for this call.

Please disregard any arrival time that is posted in your Athena portal, this is a random time provided to secure your surgery on the physician’s schedule. All surgery times are set by Carolina Bone and Joint Surgery Center. A nurse will call the day prior to surgery to provide you with your arrival time and any final instructions.

Regardless of your arrival time at the facility, we ask that you have absolutely NO FOOD after midnight the night prior to your surgery, this includes chewing gum, mints and chewing tobacco. There are no exceptions to this rule, regardless of your scheduled surgery time. The nurse will inform you when to stop drinking water/Gatorade prior to surgery.

You will need a responsible adult with you to review your post-operative instructions, to drive you home and help care for you after surgery. We ask every patient to only allow one responsible adult as your support person. Your support person is allowed to wait for you in the waiting room of the facility, or they may leave and return when we call them to let them know that you are ready to be picked up.

Please bring your picture ID and insurance cards with you. You will be notified by our business office if you have an estimated financial responsibility due prior to surgery based on your insurance benefits.

Please DO NOT wear any jewelry into the facility (including a wedding ring), as we use cautery equipment that could potentially burn any area of skin that is in contact with metals. Contact lenses, glasses, dentures, and hearing aids must also be removed prior to surgery.

If you take any blood thinning medications such as Aspirin, Coumadin, or Plavix; or any anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen, or Mobic it is VERY IMPORTANT that you ask your physician whether these medications need to be stopped prior to your surgery date. If you require the use of a CPAP and/or rescue inhalers, please bring these items with you to our facility.

If you are pregnant or suspect that you may be pregnant, please notify your physician as your surgery will need to be moved to a hospital setting. If you have an internal defibrillator, please notify our facility ASAP.

The nurses at Carolina Bone & Joint Surgery Center may be reached at (843)903-6327. We are happy to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have prior to your surgery at our facility.

We look forward to taking care of you and your orthopedic needs.

If you care to reduce the amount of paperwork you have to fill out the morning of your surgery please feel free to print the follow. Fill them out all but the signature as some signatures are required to be signed here at the Surgery Center.  (Right click and save as is the best way to save forms for printing.)

  1. Patient Rights & Responsibilities – Explanation of your rights as a patient and your responsibilities.
  2. Drug Administration Release – Release form for your ride home to sign. All patients must have a ride home after surgery and can not drive themselves.
  3. Billing Explanation Disclosure – Explanation of third party billing and release of information.

The nursing staff at Carolina Bone & Joint Surgery Center can be reached by dialing (843) 903-6327 and we are happy to discuss any questions or concerns you might have about your appointment at our facility. We look forward to taking care of you!