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Day of Surgery at the Foothill Surgery Center

To help us meet all your needs, please follow these guidelines:

  • Please arrive promptly for your scheduled procedure.
  • Please bathe or shower prior to your surgery to reduce the risk of infection. Remove all makeup. Do not use lotions, oils, perfume or cologne after bathing
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing such as sweat suits and easy-to-button shirts or blouses that are big enough to accommodate a large bandage after surgery. Wear comfortable shoes; no high heels, please.
  • Leave all valuables, including jewelry, at home. We cannot be responsible for damaged or lost property.
  • Be prepared to sign forms regarding financial responsibility, consent for the procedure and consent for anesthesia. If the patient is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient and sign the forms
  • Collect all necessary papers from your physician's office. Only bring cash, checks, money orders or credit cards as necessary to meet your financial responsibility to the facility. You will need your driver's license and insurance card.
  • A nurse will provide you with a patient gown, shoe covers and personal belongings bag to store your clothing while you are in surgery.
  • While you are in surgery, your family will be asked to wait in our comfortable waiting room. The surgeon will speak with your family immediately following surgery
  • Your family member will be asked to leave a contact number if he or she needs to leave the facility.
  • If you are of childbearing age, please refrain from voiding until one of our clinical staff has seen you.

Foothill Surgery Center is located on the second floor of Elings Pavilion, Building A, at 4151 Foothill Road in Santa Barbara.

If you have additional questions, please contact us or call (805) 681-6550.