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How do I schedule or cancel an appointment?

Thank you for choosing Casa Colina Surgery Center. To schedule a procedure, call your physician. To cancel a procedure, please call (909) 593-3550. You may also call your physician’s office to schedule your procedure, cancel your procedure, follow up on results and for any urgent after hours concerns. Our fax number is (909) 593-5223. We are open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What do I need to do prior to my surgery? (Endoscopy and Colonoscopy patients – see below)

  • Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after your surgery. You may not drive yourself, be left alone or take public transportation unless accompanied by your pre-designated responsible adult. Failure to meet these guidelines will result in the cancellation of your procedure.
  • If there is a change in your physical condition, such as fever or cold, please notify your physician immediately.
  • On the day before your surgery, have a light dinner and nothing to eat or drink after midnight. That will help reduce the chance of nausea or vomiting following anesthesia. Avoid the use of mints, chewing gum or cigarettes. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in the cancellation of your procedure.
  • Unless instructed by your physician, do not take any medication after midnight. Please note: if you are on blood pressure or heat medication, or if you are a diabetic, obtain specific instruction from your physician.
  • A nurse from the Surgery Center will call you the day before your procedure to obtain medical information. If you are scheduled to have surgery on a Monday, the nurse will contact you the Friday before. If your surgery falls on the day after a holiday, the nurse will call you the last business day before the holiday.

What do I need to do prior to my Colonoscopy/Endoscopy?

  • Arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the remainder of the day. You may not drive yourself, be left alone or take public transportation unless accompanied by your pre-designated responsible adult. Failure to meet these guidelines will result in the cancellation of your procedure.
  • If there is a change in your physical condition, such as fever or cold, please notify your physician immediately.
  • If you are scheduled to have a colonoscopy, carefully follow your physician’s instructions that were provided to you at the time of your office visit. You will need to obtain the prep from the pharmacy at least 24 hours prior to your procedure.
  • Depending on your physician’s instructions and type of prep, you will not be eating anything after breakfast the day prior to your procedure.
  • You may continue to drink CLEAR liquids along with your prep until midnight. After midnight, do not have anything to eat or drink.
  • For upper endoscopy patients, there is no prep for your procedure. However, you may not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure.
  • A nurse from the Surgery Center will call you the day before your procedure to obtain medical information. If you are scheduled to have surgery on a Monday, the nurse will contact you the Friday before. If your surgery falls on the day after a holiday, the nurse will call you the last business day before the holiday.

What do I need to do the day of my surgery/procedure?

  • Please call the center at (909) 593-3550 if you are delayed the day of your surgery.
  • Please shower or bathe prior to surgery.
  • Do not wear any makeup, lotions or oils after bathing.
  • Wear comfortable attire, such as sweat suits, that will allow for larger bandages after surgery.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • We are not responsible for any damaged or lost property, so leave your valuables at home.
  • Please bring a list of medications you are currently taking, both prescription and nonprescription. You may be requested to bring some of the medications with you on the day of surgery.
  • Please be aware that you will be required to sign a consent for your surgery. Any patient under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian that can sign.
  • Bring your Insurance cards and driver’s license with you.
  • Arrive one hour before your scheduled surgery. A patient gown and slippers will be provided for you, along with a locker to store your clothing during surgery. Your temperature, blood pressure and pulse will be taken.
  • Your family may wait for you in the lobby and rejoin you following your recovery time. Casa Colina Cafeteria is open to meet all your family dining needs and is located in the main hospital.
  • Casa Colina Gift Shop is located in the lobby of the main hospital. It's open daily.

What do I need to do after my surgery/procedure?

  • Prior to leaving the center, you will be given detailed instructions regarding activity, medication, diet and rest. The Recovery nurse will review these instructions with you and your designated companion and provide you with a written copy.
  • Upon returning home, please follow the instructions given to you. Unless told otherwise, please start off your diet with liquids for 2 to 4 hours. Then you may resume eating solid foods. Your normal diet can be resumed the day after your surgery.
  • If you had a colonoscopy, in most cases you may begin eating 2 hours after your procedure.
  • You will not be able to drive for 24 hours following surgery or following any procedure for which sedation was given.
  • Do not sign any important documents or make any significant decisions at least 24 hours after your surgery.
  • Contact your physician if you have any questions or problems.
  • A nurse from Casa Colina Surgery Center will telephone you the day after your surgery to ensure that you are well and to answer any questions that you might have.