SURGERY AT WAGONER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL:

Wagoner Community Hospital (WCH) provides quality surgical care, from minimally invasive to complex surgical procedures.  Our surgical teams work closely with other specialists to provide you with the best treatment options while ensuring quality and personalized care from skilled professionals.  As your healthcare partner, WCH wants to assure you that we are fully equipped to provide safe, quality care to our community. We provide a variety of surgical specialty care including general, otolaryngology (ENT), neurological, orthopedic, urology and gynecology.  We are here for you today and want to be your partner for a healthier tomorrow.  We are ready!
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PREPARING FOR YOUR SURGERY:

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The first step towards making your surgical experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible will be your pre-operative visit.  During your visit, we will explain your surgical procedure and address any questions or concerns you may have.  Any laboratory tests ordered by your surgeon or anesthesiologist will take place during your pre-operative visit.

This will be a good opportunity for you to get acquainted with our staff and familiarize yourself with the surgery area.  We will help you complete your paperwork, review your insurance forms and finalize your payment arrangements.

PRE-OPERATIVE FACE TO FACE NURSE VISIT:

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You will need to bring a list of all your medications with you for the face to face interview with the Operating Room (OR) Nurse. This visit is when your lab work will be drawn.  This is generally one week before surgery.

The patient is called either one to two days prior to surgery and given instructions on medications and what time to arrive at the hospital for their surgery.

DAY OF SURGERY:

The morning of surgery the patient will be taken to the pre-operative area and get changed, sign all consents and get their IV started.  Then anesthesia and the surgeon will visit with the patient before surgery and answer any questions the patient might have.

During surgery, your family is kept updated on patient's progress by cell phone. The RN in your surgical procedure in the OR will call the family with updates.

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CHECKLIST FOR

THE DAY OF SURGERY:

  • Patients and visitors are required to wear a mask at all times while in the hospital.

  • Wear comfortable clothing that is appropriate for your type of procedure.

  • Do not wear any valuables or bring any with you.

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to your procedure.

WHAT TO BRING ON

THE DAY OF SURGERY

  • Driver’s license

  • Insurance cards

  • List of medication you are currently taking

  • One adult who can legally sign consent forms (if applicable)

  • A driver if outpatient procedure

  • Contact lens case and solution (or reading glasses)

  • Denture cup (if applicable)

  • Bring CPAP if one is used at home

AFTER CARE:

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After your surgery you will be taken into the Recovery Room and registered nurses specially trained in post-operative care will attend to your needs until you are well enough to go home. If you do stay overnight after your surgery, you will be attended to by a team of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse aides.  When you are discharged, you will be provided with written instructions for after-surgery care.  With your permission, a nurse will call you at home to check on you, ask how you are feeling and address any concerns you may have.  We want to make sure you are well on your way to recovery.

COVID-19 TESTING REQUIREMENTS:

Covid test for all surgery patients will be given when they come to do their pre-operative face to face visit a week before surgery.

Upon the day of surgery, one visitor is allowed with each patient until they are taken to our holding area.  After surgery and recovery is complete, the patient will go to phase 2 and can be reunited with their family members for their discharge.  If patient is being admitted to the Medical-Surgical unit, their family will adhere to the Medical-Surgical unit visitation guidelines.

VISITATION POLICIES:

We are excited for the wonderful opportunity to deliver outstanding care to our community.   You will always be treated with respect and dignity.