You will arrive at our
office in Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.A. at 8:30 am. (If you have made
prior arrangements with our staff you will be picked up at your hotel
for transfer to our office.)
nurse will interview you in a private room and record your vital
Our Office Manager will meet with you to answer any questions that you
may have concerning insurance and billing.
You will then meet with your doctor at which time a complete and
thorough history and physical will be performed.
You will then be escorted to our fully accredited Ultrasound
Department where a sonogram will be performed.
The sonogram results will be discussed with you by your doctor within
one hour. Depending upon these results a treatment plan will be
decided upon by you and your doctor. Everything about the treatment
plan will be explained to you in detail and a consent form will be
signed. You will be scheduled for the safest, least invasive, and most
effective procedure to be performed that afternoon.
You will then be escorted to the nearby lab for the appropriate lab
work to be drawn.
In the afternoon you will
be escorted to The Women's Surgery Center pre-op area where you will
be prepared for surgery. An I.V. will be placed.
Your nurse anesthetist
will introduce himself and interview you at this time.
Your doctor will see you
in the pre-op area to again discuss the planned procedure and to
answer any questions that you might have.
You will then be brought to the operating room and anesthesia
The procedure may take anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours. Your
doctor will be very thorough in documenting the cause of your pain and
eliminating any endometriosis, cysts, or adhesions. When you are
having surgery performed in The Women's Surgery Center you have the
full attention of the entire staff. You will be the only
one being operated on in The Center at that time.
After surgery you will
be brought to the post-op area for recovery. You will have your own
fully trained recovery room nurse (R.N.) to care for you at this time.
When you are fully
recovered your doctor will review the procedure with you and give you
the appropriate post-operative instructions.
After being discharged,
your recovery room nurse will call you that evening at home or at your
hotel to check on you.
You will also
be given the direct phone number to contact your on-call nurse in case
you have any problems after leaving.
Your doctor will call you within two weeks to check on you and to
discuss the pathology report if any tissue was removed.
A complete record of your care by our specialists will be sent to your
hometown doctor if you so request.