Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center, LLC is a state-of-the-art facility that provides surgical and pain management services. Our center, which opened its doors in November 2000, is fully equipped with six operating rooms and one procedure room. The center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, the nation's leading accrediting organization of outpatient facilities. Our center employs a tremendous team focused solely on the care of its patients.
Our surgery center is committed to provide the highest standard of orthopaedic surgical care in a professional, compassionate, and considerate manner specific to the individual needs of our patients.
Capital Region Ambulatory Surgery Center Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
What are ambulatory surgery centers?
An ambulatory surgery center (ASC) is a facility where surgeries that do not require a hospital admission are performed. Ambulatory surgery centers provide a cost-effective and convenient environment that is less stressful than the large hospital environment.
What can I eat or drink before surgery?
Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery, including gum, water, mints, or vitamins, unless your anesthesiologist has given you special instructions stating otherwise. This is very important for your safety. If you do not follow this rule, your procedure may have to be delayed or rescheduled. If your child is having surgery, your anesthesiologist will discuss special feeding instructions. If you are taking medications, your anesthesiologist will give you instructions on what you should do.
What clothing should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing that you can change easily and will not bind the site of your surgery. Please remove all jewelry and watches prior to surgery. It is best to leave all jewelry and valuables at home. Please remove all make-up, nail polish, and contact lenses if you wear them.
What medications should I take?
Please inform your physician and the surgery center nursing staff of any medications you may be taking. You will be given specific instructions concerning any medications by the surgery center nursing staff prior to your scheduled surgery date. If you take insulin, you will be given specific instructions on how to take this medication prior to surgery.
Will I need someone to take me home?
You must have a responsible adult drive you home after the surgery and stay with you the night after surgery.