WELCOME

 

At the Surgery Center of Leawood, we are dedicated to providing uncompromising care and privacy for our patients. We look forward to caring for you. Our patients are our first priority. This commitment will follow you throughout your stay at the Surgery Center of Leawood.

 

Prior to your surgery, the following will need to be completed:

 

Pre-operative assessment—A nurse from our staff will contact you for your pre-operative assessment. If we happen to miss you, please return our call within 24 hours.

 

Financial Arrangements—You will need to make financial arrangements with the Surgery Center of Leawood to fulfill your copay and coinsurance obligations. The Surgery Center of Leawood accepts many insurance plans. We will send a letter and/or contact you by phone to notify you of the amount due on the day of surgery. If you have a billing question or need to discuss payment arrangements, please call us at 913·661·9977.

 

Our charges are separate from your surgeon fees and anesthesia.

 

Cosmetic surgery patients make payment to their surgeon in advance. No additional amount is owed to the Surgery Center of Leawood. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please give us a call at 913·661·9977 between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

PRE-OP INSTRUCTIONS

 

A Registered Nurse from the Surgery Center of Leawood will contact you prior to your surgery to discuss your medical history and provide instructions. If you have not been contacted 3 days prior to your surgery, please call us at 913·661·9977. We want to be sure that all of your questions are answered.

 

We know there is a lot to remember on the day of surgery and we will discuss this information with you on the phone. Instructions are also provided below:

 

  • DO NOT EAT or DRINK ANYTHING, including water, coffee, mints or gum after midnight prior to your surgery. (Or after another time directed by the nursing staff.)
  •  
  • You may brush your teeth provided you do not swallow. You may swallow a few sips of water if we direct you to take medications on the morning of surgery.
  •  
  • If you are taking cardiac, hypertensive or seizure medications, please let us know when we discuss your medical history on the phone. If you are diabetic, we will instruct you regarding food intake and insulin usage. Be sure to bring your insulin with you on the day of surgery.
  •  
  • If you use an inhaler, please bring your inhaler.
  •  
  • Shower or bathe prior to surgery. Do not apply lotions or makeup.
  •  
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing. If you are having face or breast surgery, wear a top that buttons or zips up the front. Children may wear pajamas and bring a stuffed animal or blanket.
  •  
  • If you wear dentures, hearing aids, glasses or contacts, wear them to the Surgery Center and bring their case/container with you. Leave all jewelry and valuables at home.
  •  
  • Please do not wear nail polish on hands or feet.
  •  
  • Contact your surgeon and the Surgery Center of Leawood before the day of surgery if you experience a change in your physical condition, such as a cold, flu, or fever.
  •  
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products after midnight the night before surgery

 

 

 

THE DAY OF SURGERY

 

  • When we speak to you on the phone, we will inform you of your arrival time.
  •  
  • Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, and any required payments with you.
  •  
  • A nurse will assess your vital signs and verify your medical history. Consent forms will be signed. If the patient is a minor (under the age of 18), a parent or legal guardian must sign the consent forms and remain at the Surgery Center throughout the patient’s stay. We encourage both parents to be present at discharge so that one may drive home and one can care for the child on the way home.
  •  
  • The anesthetist and surgeon will also speak to you before your surgery.
  •  
  • The nurse will review your discharge instructions with you and your caregiver. Copies will be provided so that you may refer to them once you have been discharged.

 

 

 

 

AFTER SURGERY

 

  • After surgery, you will be admitted to the recovery room. You will be monitored until you are ready to be released. Your length of stay will depend on the type of procedure you had and your response to the anesthetic. You will be discharged to your car by wheelchair. An adult is needed to drive you home and help care for you for the first 24 hours after surgery if anesthesia has been administered.

 

 

 

PATIENT NOTIFICATION

 

I. Patient Rights

 

The Surgery Center of Leawood, LLC has adopted the following statement of patient rights. These rights include:

 

  1. Treatment without regard to sex or cultural, economic, educational or religious background or the source of payment for care.
  2.  
  3. Considerate and respectful care, provided in a safe environment, free from abuse, neglect, harassment and/or exploitation.
  4.  
  5. Access to protective and advocacy services.
  6.  
  7. Appropriate management of pain.
  8.  
  9. Knowledge of the name of the physician who has primary responsibility and the names and professional relationships of other physicians and healthcare providers.
  10.  
  11. Notification if the physician has a financial interest in the Surgery Center.
  12.  
  13. Information about his/her illness, health status, diagnosis, course of treatment, outcomes of care (including unanticipated outcomes), and his/her prospects for recovery in terms that he/she or the patient’s representative can understand.
  14.  
  15. Information about any treatment he/she may need in order to participate in the plan of care, give informed consent or to refuse the course of treatment and to participate in planning for care after discharge. Except in emergencies, this information shall include a description of the procedure or treatment, the risks involved in the treatment, alternate courses of treatment or non-treatment and the name of the person who will carry out the procedure or treatment.
  16.  
  17. Information about the facility’s policy and state regulations regarding advance directives and advance directive forms if requested.
  18.  
  19. Full consideration of privacy. Case discussion, consultation, examination and treatment are confidential and should be conducted discreetly. The patient has the right to be advised as to the reason for the presence of any individual involved in his or her healthcare.
  20.  
  21. Confidential treatment of all communications and records pertaining to his/her care. His/her written permission will be obtained before medical records can be made available to anyone not directly concerned with his/her care.
  22.  
  23. Information in a manner that he/she understands. Written information provided will be appropriate to the age and understanding of the patient. As appropriate, communications specific to the vision, speech, hearing cognitive, and language-impaired patient will be made.
  24.  
  25. Information contained in his or her medical record within a reasonable time frame.
  26.  
  27. The facility grievance process, should he or she wish to communicate a concern regarding the quality of the care he or she receives. Notification of the grievance process includes: whom to contact to file a grievance, and that he or she will be provided with a written notice of the grievance determination that contains the name of the facility’s contact person, the steps taken on his/her behalf to investigate the grievance, the results of the grievance and the grievance completion date.
  28.  
  29. Contact information for the state agency to which complaints can be reported, as well as contact information for the Office of the Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman. For Kansas Department of Health & Environment call 1·800·842·0078 or mail to the Kansas Department of Health & Environment, 1000 SW Jackson, Topeka, KS 66612. (785)296·1500 Fax (785)368·6368. Email: info@kdheks.gov. For Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman: www.cms.hhs.gov/center/obudsman.asp or call 1·800·MEDICARE.
  30.  
  31. The patient has the right to refuse to participate in research projects. Refusal to participate or discontinuation of participation will not compromise the patient’s right to access care, treatment or services.
  32.  
  33. Full support and respect of all patient rights should the patient choose to participate in research, investigation and/or clinical trials. This includes the patient’s right to a full informed consent process.
  34.  
  35. Continuing healthcare requirements following his/her discharge from the facility.
  36.  
  37. An explanation of his/her bill regardless of source of payment.
  38.  
  39. A patient’s rights apply to the person who may have legal responsibility regarding medical care performed on behalf of the patient.

 

 

II. Patient Responsibilities

 

The care a patient receives depends partially on the patient. Therefore, in addition to these rights, a patient has certain responsibilities as well. These responsibilities include:

 

  1. The responsibility to provide accurate and complete information concerning present complaints, past illnesses, hospitalizations, medications and other matters relating to his/her health.
  2.  
  3. Responsibility for asking questions about the patient’s condition, treatments, procedures, clinical laboratory and other diagnostic test results.
  4.  
  5. The treatment plan established by his/her physician, including the instructions of nurses and other health professionals.
  6.  
  7. Responsibility for keeping appointments and for notifying the facility or physician when he/she is unable to do so.
  8.  
  9. A responsible adult to transport him/her home from the facility and remain with him/her for 24 hours unless exempted from that requirement by the attending physician.
  10.  
  11. In the case of pediatric patients, a parent or guardian is to remain in the facility for the duration of the patient’s stay in the facility.
  12.  
  13. Responsibility for his/her actions should he/she refuse treatment or not follow his/her physician’s orders.
  14.  
  15. Responsibility for assuring that the financial obligations of his/her care are fulfilled as promptly as possible.
  16.  
  17. Facility policies and procedures.
  18.  
  19. Informing the facility about the patient’s advance directives.
  20.  
  21. Consideration of the rights of other patients and facility personnel.
  22.  
  23. Respect of his/her personal property and that of other persons in the facility.

 

 

III. Ownership Disclosure

 

I am aware that Eric Swanson, MD is the owner of Surgery Center of Leawood. I understand that I may choose any other outpatient facility for the surgery.

 

 

IV. Advance Directive Policy

 

All patients have the right to participate in their own health care decisions and to make advance directives or to execute powers of attorney that authorize others to make decisions on their behalf based on the patient’s expressed wishes when the patient is unable to make decisions or unable to communicate decisions. This Surgery Center respects and upholds these rights.

 

However, unlike in an acute care hospital setting, the Surgery Center does not routinely perform “high risk” procedures. Of course, no surgery is without risk. You will discuss the specifics of your procedure with your physician who can answer your questions as to its risks, your expected recovery and care after your surgery.

 

Therefore, it is our policy, regardless of the contents of any advance directive or instructions from a health care surrogate or attorney, that if an adverse event occurs during your treatment at this facility we will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfer you to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. At the acute care hospital further treatment or withdrawal of treatment measures already begun will be ordered in accordance with your wishes, advance directive, or health care power or attorney.

 

 

 

 

SURGERY CENTER

OF LEAWOOD