Your Surgery

Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center strives to make your surgery as stress-free and calming as possible. Our Los Angeles surgical center was designed to provide patients a more efficient environment and pleasant atmosphere, minimizing the anxiety that can often accompany such medical procedures.

What to Expect Before Your Surgery

Several days before your procedure, you can expect to be contacted by a representative from our office. They will confirm your insurance coverage and review your financial responsibilities regarding your surgery at Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center.

If you have any questions or concerns about your insurance coverage, we encourage you to reach out to our office immediately. You will also get a call from our anesthesiologist group (Genesis Anesthesia Services) the night before your surgery. They will go over any pre-operative preparation that is necessary and provide answers to any questions you may have. We will also verify your surgery time and expected arrival time.

You must complete and send your pre-anesthesia form prior to surgery. If we do not receive your pre-anesthesia form prior to surgery, we may be required to reschedule your surgery.

How to Prepare for Your Surgery

At Kerlan-Jobe Surgery Center, we aim to ensure your surgery is as efficient and relaxing as we possibly can. In order to prevent confusion or anxiety, we’ve provided a few steps you can take to prepare for your procedure.

Follow these tips prior to arriving at our center:

  • Make a plan to have an adult drive you home following your surgery.
  • Do not take any medication after midnight (unless given special instructions).
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
  • Tell your surgeon / anesthesiologist about any blood thinning medications.

Day of Surgery – What to Expect

Please arrive an hour before your surgery is scheduled. Your family or loved ones may wait for you in the lobby and your surgeon will speak to them following your procedure. Prior to surgery, you will have the opportunity to meet with your anesthesiologist and ask any questions.

Keep these in mind for your surgery:

  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Make sure your outfit accommodates any bandages.
  • Shower prior to your surgery and remove any makeup, lotions, oils, perfumes, etc.
  • Do not bring any jewelry or other valuables to the center.
  • Bring your government issued pictured I.D. and insurance card(s).
  • Have your advance payment for any co-pays or deductibles prepared.
  • Bring your contact lens case or glasses case (if necessary).
  • Provide a list of prescription and non-prescription medications.

After Surgery – What to Expect

After your surgery, you can begin your post-surgery diet with clear liquids. You should avoid solid foods until after the first four to six hours. If your doctor has provided specific instructions on what to eat or medications to take, make sure you follow these guidelines, as well as any instruction on activity and rest.

Do NOT drive a car, drink alcohol, operate machinery, smoke, or similar activities during the first 24 hours following your procedure.

Feeling lightheaded, fatigued, dizzy, or even mild pain is not unusual following your surgery. Keep an eye on your symptoms and let your surgeon know immediately if any severe symptoms start to develop.

Questions? Feel Free to Call.

Should you have any questions prior to or during your visit with us, we encourage you to speak up and share your concerns. Our helpful and caring staff are always standing and strive to create a safe, friendly environment that you feel comfortable in.