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Surgery Instructions

Outpatient Surgery is performed the following locations:

Campus Surgery Center

Pacific Heights Surgery Center

  • 3000 California St, 2nd floor
    San Francisco, CA 94115
  • 415-567-1171

San Francisco Surgery Center

Parking garage entrance is on Sutter Street. Parking is VALET parking only. Parking fees are paid by the surgery center.

  • 450 Sutter Street
    Ste 500
    San Francisco CA 94108

Presidio Surgery Center

  • 1635 Divisadero St, Ste 200
    San Francisco, CA 94115
  • 415-346-1218

California Pacific Medical Center

Van Ness Campus
1101 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109

Davies Campus
45 Castro St
San Francisco, CA 94114

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion

1600 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

900 Hyde St.
(Corner Bush St.)
San Francisco, CA 94109

MarinHealth Medical Center

250 Bon Air Rd
Greenbrae, CA 94904

CHECKLIST OF THINGS TO DO: (for patients at all locations)

  • Check with your PCP and our staff about the need to schedule a physical examination and/or lab tests (CBC, EKG, for example) before your surgery.
  • Call your our office the day before to confirm the time of your scheduled surgery.
  • Nothing to eat or drink for eight hours before your surgery (including coffee, water, Lifesavers┬«, and chewing gum, unless otherwise indicated by your surgeon/PCP. If you have had something to eat or drink, please tell your surgeon.
  • You should drink plenty of fluids up until midnight the night prior to make sure that you are hydrated.
  • You are strongly encouraged not to smoke for 1 week or drink alcohol within 24-48 hours before your surgery.
  • If you are taking blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin, Advil, Motrin and etc., please stop taking it at least 2 weeks prior your surgery, or as directed by the prescribing doctor. (If you are taking Coumadin or Plavix, please discuss safely stopping these medications prior to the surgery) YOU MAY TAKE TYLENOL ONLY.
  • Arrange for someone to stay with you at home on the night of your surgery.
  • If you have children in your care, arrange baby-sitting for at least 24 hours after your return home.
  • Arrange for a designated driver to take you home on the day of surgery, if you are being released. Note: You may not go home alone in a taxi or on public transportation. We do recommend Silver Ride medical transport services to any patient that does not have a designated driver from their procedure.
  • Call your doctor immediately if there are any changes in your health condition, such as fever, bleeding, excessive pain or difficulty breathing. Be sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or may be pregnant.
  • On the day of your surgery, go directly to the specific campus where your surgery is scheduled 
  • Please arrive 1.5 hours before your scheduled surgery. If you are scheduled for a 7:00am-7:30am surgery, please arrive at 6:00am.

PLEASE REMEMBER:

Children less than 6 months of age:

  • NO infant formula for up to 6 hours before surgery.
  • NO breast milk for up to 4 hours before surgery.
  • Only clear liquids up to 3 hours before surgery.
  • Nothing by mouth for the 3 hour period immediately before surgery.

Children 6 months to 2 years of age:

  • NO solid food and/or nonclear/full liquids up to eight (8) hours before surgery.
  • NO infant formula for up to eight (8) hours before surgery.
  • NO breast milk for up to six (6) hours before surgery.
  • Only clear liquids up to three (3) hours before surgery.
  • Nothing by mouth for the three (3) hour period before surgery.

Children older than 2 years of age through adult:

  • NO solid food and/or nonclear/full liquids up to eight (8) hours before surgery.
  • Only clear liquids up to three (3) hours before surgery.
  • Nothing by mouth for the three (3) hour period immediately before surgery.

EXAMPLES:

Solid foods and Nonclear/ Full Liquids = foods, milk, formula, breast milk, juice, nectar, vegetable juice, jello, gum, candy, mints

Clear liquids = clear apple juice, sugar water, water, 7-Up, pedialyte, balanced salt solution (Gatorade type solution).

UNDIGESTED FOOD/ DRINK COULD CAUSE PROBLEMS AND MAY REQUIRE RESCHEDULING OF YOUR SURGERY

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