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A hospital must be staffed and equipped to provide a broad range of services. Significant savings are realized when using an outpatient surgery center for procedures that do not require an overnight stay. The Palmetto Surgery Center’s comfortable surroundings and increased level of individual attention minimize the stress often associated with hospitalization. The conveniences of ample parking, ease of registration and comfortable waiting areas add to the appeal. Patients are released within hours of surgery to complete recovery in the comfort of their own homes. The pleasant atmosphere and special attention are particularly helpful in easing the fears of pediatric patients.
Our surgeons are supported by a highly skilled team of anesthesia providers, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and medical technicians specially trained in surgical and recovery care. The standards of care required by Medicare and surgical governing bodies are strictly followed. Palmetto Surgery Center’s surgical suites are equipped with sophisticated monitors, technical equipment and instrumentation.
An Admissions Nurse will contact patients before the date of surgery. If this call is not received within 72 hours of planned surgery, patients should call 803.865.8200 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday-Friday. The nurse will ask questions about general health, past surgeries and present medications to determine readiness for anesthesia. Please have this information available before the call. The nurse may request that a patient come in for a preoperative appointment with an anesthesiologist and possible testing. Reports of blood work, EKGs or x-rays performed at other facilities should be sent to the surgery center 48 hours before surgery.
On the day of surgery, please arrive approximately one hour before surgery to allow time for admitting and preoperative preparation, unless otherwise instructed. PSC’s doors are open at 6:30 AM, and there is a large patient parking area at the front of the building. Please enter by the front sliding doors in the front lobby and follow the below instructions for your safety and comfort.
COVID 19 TESTING MUST COMPLETED NO LATER THAN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY IF INSTRUCTED BY YOUR SURGEON. ANY DELAY IN OBTAINING RESULTS MAY RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF YOUR SURGERY.
CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT FOLLOW WILL ENSURE PATIENT COMFORT AND REDUCE THE POSSIBILITY OF COMPLICATIONS. FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY CAUSE SURGERY TO BE POSTPONED OR CANCELLED.
The PSC staff makes every effort to alleviate the concerns of parents and the pediatric patient.
The surgeon will provide complete postoperative instructions regarding diet, activity and medications. THE CENTER MAY ALSO PROVIDE A SIMILAR SUMMARY, BUT IF THERE ARE ANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS CONTACT THE SURGEON'S OFFICE FOR CLARIFICATION.
*If there are any unexpected problems, please call the surgeon’s office. A nurse from the Center will contact patients within a few days after surgery to check progress and answer questions.
IMMEDIATELY REPORT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SIGNS TO THE SURGEON: