Our Specialties Include:

  • Orthopedics
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Podiatry
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Urology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Pain Management
  • Gynecology Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Colon/Rectal Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

Your Guide to Surgery at SCP

Make sure to prepare properly for your procedure. For a more comprehensive guide to surgery, refer to our brochure. To better understand your rights as a patient, make sure to read the Patients Rights Brochure.

Prior to Surgery
  • Be sure to complete your online medical history so that we can prepare for your upcoming procedure. Someone from the Surgery Center will call you between 12-2 the day before to confirm your arrival time.
  • A member of our business staff will contact you to answer any questions you may have about your financial responsibilities to the surgery center and will confirm your insurance coverage prior to surgery.
  • Feel free to visit the SCP before the day of your surgery. This visit may help patients, especially children, feel more at ease on the day of a procedure. Please call us at (864).334.2400 to arrange an appointment.
  • If you suspect that you are pregnant, please notify your surgeon. Anesthesia and certain medications may be harmful to the developing fetus.
The Night Before Surgery
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery — this includes gum, water, mints, or even vitamins — unless your anesthesiologist has given you special instructions stating otherwise. This fasting is very important for your safety. If you do not follow these instructions, your procedure may be delayed or rescheduled.
  • If your child is having surgery, your anesthesiologist will discuss special feeding instructions. On the day of surgery, one parent must remain in the center at all times. Please bring diapers and a bottle/sippy cup. Your child may keep a small toy or special item with him/her for comfort.
  • If you are taking medications, your anesthesiologist will give you instructions on what you should do.
  • Get a good night’s rest!
The Morning Of Surgery
  • Do not eat or drink anything in the morning unless you have been given special instructions stating otherwise. Do not wear jewelry, watches, makeup, or nail polish. If you wear contact lenses, please bring a case with you, as well as glasses.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can change easily and that will not bind the site of your surgery. Bring slippers.
  • Remember to bring your insurance card, driver’s license, and Medicare card (if applicable) with you. Please be prepared to pay your insurance co-pay or other deductible prior to your surgery.
  • Bring a friend or family member to wait for you during surgery. During your recovery, two family members are permitted to visit.
  • Persons under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them to sign the consent forms.
  • If you are diabetic, please bring your glucose-monitoring device.
  • If you take insulin, bring it with you.
  • If you use inhalers, please bring them with you.
  • Your anesthesiologist will discuss your procedure with you, tell you exactly what will happen before, during and after your surgery, and answer any remaining questions you may have.
After Your Surgery
  • You will rest in our recovery room under the care of specially trained nurses. You may be sleepy or dizzy after your surgery.
  • Your anesthesiologist will monitor your condition.
  • Nurses and physicians will answer your questions and provide you with detailed instructions. You will receive a written copy of these instructions. Please follow them carefully.
  • You will need to have a responsible adult with you to drive you home or accompany you if you plan to use a taxi service.
  • Have someone plan to stay home with you through the night.
  • Do not make any important decisions, drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after your surgery.
When You Get Home
  • Patients often experience minor after-effects following anesthesia, such as drowsiness, muscle aches, sore throat, headaches, or dizziness. Nausea may also be present, but vomiting is less common. These side effects decline rapidly in the hours following surgery, but it may take several days before they subside completely.
  • The majority of patients do not feel up to their typical activities the next day, usually because of fatigue or surgical discomfort. Plan to take it easy for a few days until you feel back to normal.
  • Contact your surgeon if you have questions about what you can and cannot do, when you can return to work, and how active you can be following your surgical procedure.
  • Please complete our patient satisfaction survey!