Prisma Health Surgery Center-Spartanburg

Surgery Center–Spartanburg features two operating rooms with three preop bays and three recovery bays. Our team members strive to provide excellent surgical care to the Spartanburg community. Plus, we are certified by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

Surgical services:

  • Podiatry
  • Gastroenterology procedures
  • Orthopedics
  • Ophthalmology
  • General surgery

Referral Required. Call (864) 587-5768 today for information about referrals.

Patient Information

Below is information for surgical pre-anesthesia assessments. If you have a fever, chest congestion, cough or other symptoms of illness leading up to your surgery call 864-587-5768 as well as your primary care doctor.

Before Surgery

  • Stop taking Ibuprofen, naproxen and all supplements 7 days prior to surgery.
  • On the evening before your surgery, shower using an antimicrobial soap such as Hibiclens or Dial. Avoid eyes, mouth, and ears.
  • DO NOT shave the surgical site.
  • Do not eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery or the morning of your surgery, unless directed by your physician. This includes gum, mints, water, ice chips, etc.
  • One family member must remain in the waiting room while you are in surgery, to keep your family informed of your progress or to be available for questions, should they arise. DO NOT bring valuables with you.
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing. DO NOT wear jewelry, makeup, perfumes/after shave, nail polish, lotion, hairpins, contact lenses, or body piercings.

Day of Surgery

  • Remember only take medication with a sip of water the morning of surgery as directed by your physician.
  • Re-shower the surgical site with an antimicrobial soap such as Hibiclens or Dial. Avoid eyes, mouth, and ears.
  • You will undress, put on a cap & temperature controlled gown, and be prepared for surgery. A family member may sit with you.
  • You will be asked to verify your surgical site with your physician and nursing staff. Your physician will be marking your procedure site.
  • You may receive preventative antibiotics or blood sugar monitoring.

Recovery Room

  • You will be monitored frequently and assessed for pain and nausea. Everything possible will be done to make you comfortable.
  • Your recovery room stay will vary (average time one to two hours), depending on your surgical procedure.

After Surgery

  • If you are an outpatient, an adult is needed to drive you home and stay with you the first 24 hours.
  • Your first meal should be light soup and crackers, jello, popsicles, sodas, and juices. After your surgery take slow deep breaths, cough, change positions, and move feet and legs every two hours while awake, unless instructed not to do so.

Infection Prevention Tips

  • Follow the directions given to you by your doctor to assist in preventing complications or wound infections.
  • Smoking delays wound healing.
  • Preventative respiratory hygiene: Use tissue to cover nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Hand washing is one of the most important things you and your caregivers can do to prevent infection.
  • If you notice any excessive bleeding, uncontrolled vomiting, or signs of infection, call and notify your surgeon.
  • If you or your caregiver feels that there is a safety issue at anytime, call your doctor or contact 911 in the case of emergency.

Nutrition Before Surgery

These guidelines have been developed according to national standards for your safety. If you do NOT follow these guidelines, your procedure may be delayed or cancelled.

Do not eat solid food of any kind after midnight the night prior to your procedure. This includes any candy or mints that you would suck on, chewing gum and chewing tobacco. This also includes liquids such as baby formula, protein shakes, liquid yogurt and milk products.

You may have clear liquids until 3 hours prior to your scheduled procedure time. Nothing should be consumed in the 3 hours prior to your procedure.

The only things you can have before your procedure:

    • Gatorade – this is our preferred drink to give you some calories
    • Pedialyte
    • Water
    • Apple juice
    • White grape juice
    • Soda (cola, diet cola, sprite, 7up etc)
    • Black coffee
    • Tea
    • No cream, creamer or milk products (wet or dry)
    • Sugar and artificial sweeteners are ok