Hillside Surgery Center

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You may require pre-operative testing:
Any pre-operative testing required will be determined by your surgeon, anesthesia provider or as instructed by the pre-operative nurse and will be arranged prior to the date of surgery/procedure. This can be at a location of your convenience but we do ask that if tests are performed outside of LRGHealthcare facilities you request a copy of results to be sent to Hillside Surgery Center, 14 Maple Street, Gilford NH 03249.

If you may be pregnant:
The pre-operative nurse will ask you if there is a chance you may be pregnant. This is important, because anesthesia and medications may be harmful to your developing baby.

Alcohol and drug habits can affect anesthesia:
A patient's response to the anesthesia drugs may vary based on drug and alcohol usage so please be honest with use in order to help us take better care of you.

We recommend that you do not smoke after surgery:
Smoking may interfere with the anesthetic and frequently produces nausea during the recovery period.

Returning to work:
Return to work will be determined by your surgeon.

Resuming Exercise:
Return to exercise will be determined by your surgeon based on your surgery/procedure.

Visitors in the Operating Room:
For safety and sterility reasons, the surgical center does not allow family members or others not on the surgical team to observe surgeries.

Our climate is cold:
The operating room temperature is kept low for the maintenance of our equipment and to maintain sterility of our supplies. You will be kept warm throughout your procedure with blankets.

Complications and Emergency Treatment:
The surgical center is fully equipped with state of the art emergency equipment and supplies. The surgical center utilizes the same Anesthesia providers as our affiliated hospital, LRGHealthcare. The recovery room nurses are trained in critical care, and are ACLS & PALS (Advanced cardiac/life support) certified. In the event of an emergency, the patient is stabilized and then transferred via ambulance to the hospital of the physician's choice.

Pain medication prescriptions for home:
Patients are often comfortable when leaving the surgery center and do not think they will need anything as strong as a prescription pain pill. Your pain will be better controlled when you take your pain medication as prescribed. It is much easier to keep your pain under control than try to alleviate it with more medication once you are very uncomfortable. We recommend that you fill your prescription.

Hillside Surgery Center
Hillside Surgery Center