Before you come
Your Surgeon will review with you the details of having your surgery performed at the Center. A nurse will contact you within a few days of your procedure to review your medical history, to give your pre-op instructions and your arrival time (in some instances it will be the physician’s office). If you have any special contact information, or if you have not heard from us by 3:00 pm the day before your procedure, please call 215-914-4615.
Costs not included in your insurance reimbursement
Professional fees for services provided by your surgeon, anesthesiologist and pathologist. Insurance co-pays, deductible and co-insurance will be expected on the day of your procedure. You will receive a call prior to the date of service with an estimate of required fees. Please bring your photo ID, insurance card and co-pay/co-insurance/deductible if necessary. We have convenient payment plans available through ePay, to do so, Please Click Here
Our Benefit Coordinator’s number is 215-914-4611
Explanation of ownership
Your physician may be a partner in the ownership of Huntingdon Valley Surgery Center (see our list of partners).
Patient’s rights and responsibilities, Grievance Policy, and patient’s Right to Self Determination
Your surgeon’s office will supply you with written and verbal information regarding these issues prior to your procedure. You may also obtain a packet at the Center prior to the day of your procedure. This information is also available on our website under Patient Registration.
The Night before Surgery
Please bring your photo ID, insurance card and co-pay/deductible/co-insurance if necessary.
Bathe the morning of surgery. If you shampoo your hair, make sure it is dry and do not use hairspray. Do not use any lotions, creams, powders or make-up. Remove all body piercings.
Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking with you on the day of surgery (it may be helpful to take a picture of the bottle with your phone) including over the counter medications and herbals. Include the dosages, last time you took them and the number of times a day you take them.
Bring a written list of known allergies, as well as your reactions.
Female Patients: A urine specimen may need to be obtained the day of surgery, check with the receptionist upon arrival.
After your procedure, you will be moved to our Recovery Room where you will be monitored until you meet the criteria for discharge. Your nurse will review your discharge instructions with you and the responsible adult accompanying you home. If you have had anesthesia, your accompanying adult will be asked to sign the instructions.
In most cases your physician will see you in the Recovery Room following the procedure. You may not remember this due to the anesthetics used for your procedure. In some cases the physician will also discuss his findings with the accompanying adult as well as the patient. You will be provided with discharge instructions prior to leaving the facility.
A representative of the Center will contact you in the days following your surgery to inquire about your condition. Please give them the number you wish to be contacted on for your follow-up call. If you are returning to work or will not be available to take the call, the nurse will leave you a message on the phone number you gave us.
Your surgeon will provide you with post-operative instructions (it is very important that you read the instructions) regarding diet, rest and medication. In the event of any difficulties or complications, call your surgeon immediately, the phone number can be found on your discharge instruction sheet.
You will receive a satisfaction survey (by email if you have an email address or paper survey if you do not), please fill this out and return to us. If we exceeded expectations please let us know if we have disappointed you, let us know that too (it is the only way we can improve on our delivery of care). Huntingdon Valley Surgery Center Nurses Station phone number is 215-914-4620