Navigate through the stages below to learn about your experience:
You've Chosen the Kenai Surgery Center!
We're so happy to hear you've chosen us to help you get the care you need. On this page we'll walk you through what you can expect from your experience from us, from preparing for your visit all the way through getting your surgery and moving forward with recovery. If you have questions, you can always call us at 907-335-2580.
Let's Get on the Same Page
Before you begin your procedure, we ask that you fill out our patient registration form and review our notices and policies.
In order to make your visit as smooth as possible, we offer you the ability to download and review the documents from home. Please use the links below to download the documents, and please remember to bring your filled-out registration form with you on the day of your procedure (if you forget it, we'll have to ask you to fill out a new form in our office).
If you are in the area, we welcome you to stop by and pre-register. This will save you time on the day of your surgery and allow for the most accurate insurance coordination.
Notices & Policies:
Billing & Insurance
We are contracted with:
- Blue Cross
- Multiplan/Beech Street
- Worker's Compensation
We also accept:
- Tricare (with authorization)
- Veteran's Affairs (with authorization)
Please contact our billing patient line at 888-864-6827 with questions and for more information.
Payment or establishment of a payment plan is expected at time of service.
Payments can be made over the phone, online, or by check, card or cash in office.
Call our patient billing line today at 888-864-6827.
Scheduling Your Surgery
Your physician will work with you directly to select and schedule the best time for your surgery.
Unable to make your appointment?
We know that life can be unpredictable. If you've scheduled a procedure but find that you need to cancel or reschedule, please call us immediately at (907) 335-2580
The Day of Your procedure
Please arrive one hour before your scheduled surgery time. If you have filled out your patient registration form, remember to bring it with you!
Arrive for Your Surgery
- Check in at front office with a family member
- Please arrive an hour before your scheduled procedure. This will allow adequate time for all necessary admission procedures
- Bring your insurance with photo ID or driver’s license. If special financial arrangements are necessary, please call the facility prior to admission
- Please bring a list of the medications with dosages you are taking, including supplements
- Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing to accommodate any splints or dressings at discharge
- Review paperwork. If you have filled out our registration form ahead of time, please remember to bring it with you.
Meet With Your Nurse
- Confirm the procedure with you
- Verify that you have not had anything to eat or drink since midnight
- Reconcile your medications and allergies
- Verify your birth day and correct spelling of your name, and then place an ID band and an allergy band on your wrist
- Verifiy that you have a safe ride home and someone to take care of you while you recover
- If necessary, perform a pregnancy test or present a waiver to sign
- Give you a gown and a warm blanket
- Start an IV
- Review your health history
- Begin discharge education
- Remove dentures, jewelry, and contacts
- Give you premedication for nausea, anxiety, or acid reflux if needed
- Give you an opportunity to empty your bladder prior to proceeding to the operating room
- Clip surgical site if indicated
- Complete pre-scrub
- Apply a Sequential Surgical Device if indicated
When your paperwork is in order, a nurse will bring you to a pre-op room where they will:
Review With Your Physician & Anesthesiologist
After your nurse has completed their work, you will meet with your physician and anesthesiologist. They will perform a series of tasks to make your procedure as safe and effective as possible.
- Marks the surgical site
- Discusses risks, benefits, options, and after care instructions
- Provides numbers to call with questions or concerns after you leave the center
- Provide written prescription for pain medication if indicated
- Answer all of your questions
- Review the procedure with you
- Discuss options for anesthesia
- Review health history for you and your family members
- Review anesthesia history
- Assesses need for a block (regional anesthesia)
- Discuss risks and benefits of a block )regional anesthesia)
- Perform physical assessment of your airway
- Answer all of your questions
After the procedure, you will be moved to the recovery room where you will be closely monitored until you are ready to go home. When you are awake, your family will be able to join you. Although times vary, most patients are discharged 30 minutes to two hours after surgery
Here are a few things to keep in mind
- It is normal to feel discomfort in the area of your surgery
- You may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness, depending on the type of anesthesia and/or medications you received
- Your doctor may give you a written prescription at discharge which can be filled at the pharmacy of your choice
- Discharge instructions will be reviewed at this time, signed by you and your family member. We make copies and send you home with original!
Sometimes people are so focused on their surgery that they forget to ask questions about their recovery. Here are a few details about what you can expect:
- Monitors are applied by recovery room nurse
- Oxygen may be applied by facemask, tent, or nasal cannula
- Vital signs are monitored closely
- You will be assessed for nausea, pain, circulation, or bleeding
- When you are awake, you may be offered ice chips, water, soda, or juice
- Braces, boots, or a sling may be applied
Leaving the Center & After Your Procedure
- A driver is required for most procedures (please do not drive for 24 hrs after anesthesia)
- You must be watched by another person for 24 hours if you were under anesthesia
- Your physician will provide specific instructions for care while recovering at home, and present them to you at time of discharge
- In the event of any difficulty, please call your physician
- In the event of an emergency, please call 911
- A nurse from the facility will call you within a day or two to evaluate how you are recovering at home
Who to contact with questions?