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Mouth and Throat Care After Surgery

It’s common to experience a sore throat, dry mouth, bad breath and even hoarse voice after surgery, especially if you were intubated for general anesthesia. Anti-nausea drugs that are sometimes given to help prevent postoperative nausea and vomiting are also associated with dry mouth and a sore throat. Most of these symptoms go away within […]

Preventing Nausea After Surgery

Anesthesia will put you to sleep and prevent pain during your surgery, but can also make you feel nauseous afterwards. Some people don’t get sick after surgery, about half of all patients. But if you have following risk factors, you may be more likely to experience postoperative nausea: Previous experience of postoperative nausea and vomiting […]

For Better Recovery

Hydrate: Drink fluids, especially water, before and after surgery. Eat more protein for faster healing: especially fish, beans, legumes, nuts. Eat vegetables and fruit: Fiber will help you avoid constipation and you will also get much needed nutrients that reduce inflammation and help skin and tissue heal. Be active: If you are not active, increase […]

Ocean Surgery Center COVID Guidance

COVID Guidelines

Our surgery center strictly follows and even goes beyond Department of Health issued guidance for ambulatory surgery centers to protect our patients and our staff, including: Comply with state and CDC guidelines to protect against further spread of COVID-19. Require preoperative COVID-19 RT-PCR test and ensure COVID-19 negative status before a scheduled procedure. Institute screening […]

How will my doctor decide when I can leave the surgery center after the procedure?

Your surgeon will look for signs that show you’re ready to go. He/She will want to know that you: Have normal breathing and blood pressure Have nausea under control Are able to stand and walk Can control your pain with pills instead of an IV Respond as well as you did before the surgery Are […]

Importance of Support System in Recovery

One of the benefits of an outpatient surgery is that you can go home soon after the surgery. And when postoperative instructions are properly followed, recovery is usually fast and successful. No matter what type of surgery you have, good support system can make a big difference, especially in the first 24-48 hours post surgery. […]

Why we don’t want you to wear make-up, finger nail polish or perfume during surgery?

Make-up and nail polish reduce our ability to monitor you during surgery. While in surgery, you will have a probe placed on the end of your finger to read the oxygen level in your blood. This probe cannot read through artificial nails or nail polish. If your oxygen levels drop, your fingernails would turn blue, […]

Injured, Yet Otherwise Healthy Adults are Driving ASC Growth

ASCs typically provide elective surgery and procedures for patients with less complex surgical needs targeting younger and more active patients. ASCs enable providers to deliver the right care where it is most convenient to the patient. Many healthy adults, who have spent years running or doing high-impact exercise programs, are finding themselves with joint injuries. […]

Full Disclosure is Key to a Safe Anesthesia Experience

Patients sometimes neglect to share important health information with their anesthesia providers before surgery. You might not realize it but we need to know if you take supplements or medical marijuana for pain, or that you smoke or snore. We will not judge you, but for your safety, we need you to be completely honest […]

One Hospital Tells You What You Will Have To Pay — Before The Surgery

By John C. Goodman and Charles Sauer. Don’t take our word for it. You can try this out yourself. Just google Surgery Center of Oklahoma and here is what you will find. For Achilles tendon repair, you will pay $5,730. That’s not an estimate with a huge variance around it. It’s a package price that […]

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