At Bradenton Women’s Care, we do everything possible to make your surgery experience as comfortable and as easy as possible. The following quick points will help us make that a reality.
The night before surgery
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING, EVEN WATER, AFTER MIDNIGHT. You may brush your teeth, but be careful not to swallow any water.
The day of surgery
An anesthesiologist will meet with you in the hospital or surgery center on the day of your surgery.
- Blake Medical Center will call you several days before surgery to inform you what time to report to the hospital. If you have any questions about directions or parking, please call the hospital at 941-792-6611
Generally, you will need to plan to arrive 1 1/2 to two hours prior to your scheduled surgery time.
- Gulf Coast Surgical Center: If you have questions about directions or parking for that facility, please call 941-7461121. Once again, plan to arrive 1 1/2 to 2/ hours prior to surgery.
Your hospital stay
Most of our patients have outpatient surgery or a brief one-day hospitalization. We encourage you to return to your home
environment as soon as possible. It is there that you will sleep and eat better, which is important to your recovery.
You will be receiving post-operative instructions for the initial one week after your surgery. If you have not already scheduled your one-week post-operative appointment, call the office to set that appointment. You will also need a check up at six weeks post-operatively, which you can schedule at the one-week visit. Our staff will determine if any subsequent visits are necessary.