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During Your Visit

We understand that having surgery can be a stressful experience. At the Surgery Center of Decatur, our team will strive to make your experience with us as pleasant as possible. If you have any questions or would like to talk to our staff about what to expect during your visit to the Center, please do not hesitate to call us at 256-560-2890.

For Adults

  1. Bring Your Photo ID and Insurance Cards
    You must bring a photo ID and insurance cards for each visit. In order to protect your identity and that of others, if you are unable to provide a photo ID, you may be asked to have a picture taken which will be filed in your record for future reference.
  2. Leave Valuables, Hair Items, Contact Lenses at Home
    Leave all valuables, including jewelry (which includes all body piercings) and watches at home. Do not wear hairpins or contact lenses to the Center. Pony tail holders may be worn if they do not contain metal. Dentures will need to be removed before your procedure. The Center can provide you with a denture cup, if needed. Glasses will also need to be removed before your procedure. Your valuables must be given to a family member or the person who escorted you to the Center. The Center is not responsible for valuables or personal items.
  3. Do Not Wear Make-Up or Fragrances
    Do not wear make-up. The skin and nails provide important signs of circulation. Do not wear perfume, cologne, after-shave, or body lotion.
  4. Wear Comfortable Clothing
    Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing to the Center. Wear cotton underwear and socks. If they are not cotton, they will have to be removed before your procedure.
  5. Bring Your Medications
    If you are on medications, bring your prescriptions with you in their original containers.
  6. Bring Inhalers, Check Blood Sugar (Diabetics), and Take Allowed Medications
    Bring inhalers to the Center on the morning of surgery. If the patient is a diabetic, please check blood sugar the morning of surgery. Seizure medications may be taken with a small sip of water the morning of surgery.
  7. Bring Forms
    Bring with you any form(s) your doctor has requested

For Kids

  1. No Water, Candy, or Gum
    Do not let your child eat or drink after 12:00 midnight (including water) the night before surgery unless instructed by the nurses at the Center. It is important not to allow your child to chew gum or suck on hard candy.
  2. Bring Inhalers, Check Blood Sugar (Diabetics), and Take Allowed Medications
    Bring inhalers to the Center on the morning of surgery. If the child is a diabetic, please check blood sugar the morning of surgery. Seizure medications may be taken with a small sip of water the morning of surgery.
  3. Shower/Bath Allowed
    A shower or bath may be taken the morning of surgery. The child may brush their teeth but do NOT let them swallow any water.
  4. Remove Jewelry and Valuables
    Children should not wear jewelry. The Center is not responsible for any valuables or personal items. Pony tail holders may be worn if they do not contain any metal.
  5. Dress in Comfortable CLothing
    Comfortable, loose fitting clothing should be worn to the Center. Children may wear their pajamas. Please bring an additional change of clothes and undergarments with you on the day of the procedure.
  6. Bring a Bottle or Sipping Cup for Younger Children
    Please bring an empty bottle or sipping cup if your child cannot drink from a glass. Clear liquids such as apple juice or cold drinks will be provided by the Center for your child. You may also bring a bottle of milk or formula.
  7. Bring a Favorite Blanket or Toy
    We encourage you to bring his or her favorite toy or blanket.
  8. Bring Forms
    Bring with you any form(s) your doctor has requested.

1122 14th Avenue SE   |   Decatur, AL 35601   |   256-560-2890   
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.