About the Outpatient Surgery Center
When considering plastic surgery nothing is more important than your safety. For this reason, Joseph T Cruise, MD performs all of his procedures at the highest accredited surgical facility.
Whoever brings you to surgery can either wait in the comfortable waiting area or visit one of the many nearby restaurants or even stroll around beautiful Fashion Island outdoor shopping center which is just 10 minutes away. When you are ready to go home, someone from the surgery center will call your family member or friend to have them come back over to the facility to pick you up.
The Surgery Center
The surgery center provides comprehensive out-patient surgical services for patients having plastic/cosmetic surgery.
You will be treated to a private, self-contained facility featuring modern, state-of-the-art operating rooms equipped with the latest surgical instrumentation.
Planning Your Surgery
The ambulatory surgery center offers the following guidelines for a pleasant and safe stay. The following information is recommended for the safety and protection of our patients.
- Make Transportation arrangements to and from the Center. Arrange for an adult to be with you for the first 24 Hours after your surgery.
- Notify your surgeon if you should develop changes in your health status prior to surgery (cough, fever, sore throat, flu symptoms).
- After midnight, the day before the procedure, do not have anything to drink or eat (even water), unless instructed by your physician or anesthesiologist. Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your surgery.
Prior to Your Arrival
- Joseph T Cruise, MD’s office and/or anesthesiologist will call you the day before your surgery to answer any questions.
- Arrive at the Center one to one and half hour (as instructed at your pre-op) prior to your scheduled surgery.
- Bathe at home. Do not apply cosmetics, lotions, creams or powders to your skin.
- Remove contact lenses, cosmetics and jewelry.
- Dentures should be worn but may be removed in the operating room.
- Your clothes should be loose-fitting and buttoned in front rather than pulled over the head.
Day of Surgery
A member of our staff will greet you and guide you through your admitting forms. Please bring photo identification. If you wear glasses, be sure to bring them with you.
Bring a list of current Medications.
- A staff member will admit you and assist you to the pre-op room. A nurse will direct you to your private dressing room, and you will be given a gown, booties and cap to wear.
- The nurse will direct you to your bed where your blood pressure and temperature will be taken. Then, you will rest awaiting surgery. Any unanswered questions you might have will be addressed.
- After surgery, you will be moved to our recovery room. Recovery time varies with each patient and the type of procedure performed.
- Home care instructions will be given to you and your caregiver verbally and in writing.
The staff at the surgery center is dedicated to each patient, assuring a comfortable and pleasant day.