Preparing for SurgeryNow that you have been scheduled for surgery, you’ll want to ensure the experience goes as smoothly as possible. This section contains important information on what you can expect before, during, and following your procedure. If you need additional information or have questions, please contact our Surgery Center at (503) 361-3094. We are happy to assist!

Welcome Letter

Welcome to our physician owned and operated surgical facility; we want to take this opportunity to assist you in making your experience as comfortable and easy as possible. Enclosed in this packet are general surgery instructions. It is your responsibility to read them carefully. We also have information available to you on our web site…

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FAQs

Surgery Scheduling

Deciding to schedule surgery Once you and your surgeon decide that surgery is necessary, your surgeon will start the scheduling process by sending the surgery form to our prior authorization dept. It generally takes an average of 7-10 business days to complete the prior authorization with your insurance company. We will send you a letter…

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What You Need To Know

Preparing physically for surgery can help maximize your results and improve the healing process. In the weeks before your surgery you should: Decrease smoking as much as possible, ideally ceasing completely. Not smoking the morning of surgery decreases infections after surgery. Eat a well-balanced diet. Exercise regularly to build energy and maintain strength. Stop aspirin…

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Tips for Children

When preparing your child for surgery: Be honest; explain the sequence of events so they are aware of what will happen each step of the way. Try to find out what worries the young patient has and address their concerns. Answer in simple statements that are age appropriate. Bring a favorite blanket, toy, or doll…

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Medication Precautions

Aspirin Aspirin and aspirin-containing products must be stopped 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery. Some common examples: Anacin Alka Seltzer Bufferin Fiorinal Ecotrin Excedrin Pepto Bismol This is not a complete list. There are many other products on the market that contain aspirin. If you have any questions about the medications you take,…

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Anesthesia

The anesthesia services at River Road Surgery Center are provided by a select group of Board Certified anesthesiologists with the Oregon Anesthesia Group (OAG). While they are an important part of our medical team whom we work with closely to provide excellent care, you should understand that they are not directly employed by River Road…

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Useful Websites

The Joint Commission A nonprofit organization to improve patient safety and quality care. Patient safety concerns can be reported to this accreditation body. Oregon Anesthesiology Group Billing Information Use this link to contact Oregon Anesthesiology Group about your billing questions. Oregon Anesthesiology Group All of our anesthesiologists are employed by Oregon Anesthesiology group. Cover Oregon …

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