Thank you for choosing Ambulatory Surgical Centers of Broward for your upcoming outpatient procedure. We look forward to taking care of you. 

On this page is a guide to what you can expect immediately before, during and after your procedure. For your safety, it’s important that you follow each of these instructions carefully. 


  • When you are scheduled for outpatient surgery, your doctor will give you specific instructions. Be sure to follow them and to call if you have any questions or concerns. 
  • If you take aspirin or blood thinners, such as Coumadin (warfarin) or Plavix (clopidogrel), it’s very important that you ask your doctor if you are to take these on the night before and/or morning of your procedure. 
  • A nurse from Ambulatory Surgical Centers of Broward will call you a day or two before your procedure to give you preoperative instructions and to be sure you haven’t had any health changes. Be sure to let him or her know if you have a cold or fever or have trouble breathing.

    The nurse will also want to review your medications and allergies with you, so have a list ready of all the prescription and over-the-counter medicines you take as well as a list of allergies.

  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your procedure. This means nothing in your mouth — no food, water, ice chips, gum, hard candy, coffee or soft drinks. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco, and don’t drink alcohol. The only exception to this is any medications your doctor specifically told you to take the night before or morning of your procedure.

    If youre not able to follow these instructions, we may need to reschedule your procedure. 

  • Have a friend or family member come with you the day of surgery. You will need a ride home and someone to stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure. 


  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing and slip-on shoes.
  • Please leave jewelry, including body piercing, at home. 
  • Don’t wear makeup, cologne, deodorant, powders, or lotions.
  • Don’t wear contact lenses. You may be asked to remove any dentures or bridgework.
  • It’s important that you arrive promptly for your procedure. If you are delayed for any reason, please call us at 954-510-9560
  • Bring your medication and allergy lists, driver’s license or other form of ID, and your insurance card. 


  • Immediately following your procedure, you will be taken to recovery. Nursing will monitor your condition until you are ready for discharge. 
  • Your doctor will go over postoperative instructions with you regarding diet, medications, rest, and exercise. He or she will give you a written discharge summary with these instructions. 
  • A nurse from Ambulatory Surgical Centers of Broward will call you the day after your procedure to see how you’re doing and to answer any questions you may have about your discharge instructions.  
  • If you have any unexpected problems following your procedure, don’t wait for the nurse to call. Contact your doctor right away. If you can’t reach him or her, go to the emergency department.
  • You will be discharged to your car by wheelchair. If you dont have a responsible adult standing by to bring you home and someone to stay with you for 24 hours, your procedure may be rescheduled.


  • Prior to your procedure, you will be given information about any coinsurance due for your procedure. This amount will be due prior to your surgery. If you intend to pay on the day of your procedure, please bring payment with you — cash, check, or a major credit card.
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers of Broward will submit the bill to your insurance company. Expect to receive separate bills from your anesthesiologist and/or pathologist.
  • If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage or payment options, please contact our business office. We’re here to help!


Your physician may have a financial interest in Ambulatory Surgical Centers of Broward.