have a question?

Listed below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding having surgery.

Have you been exposed to COVID-19 and are you symptomatic?

Please inform the office of your COVID-19 status.

Can I eat prior to my surgery?

Surgical patients are instructed not to eat after midnight the evening prior to surgery.

Can I take my medication?

You may continue to take medications as prescribed by your physician. Diabetic patients will be instructed during your pre-op phone call on how to handle your medication. It is very important that you check with your surgeon and your primary physician if you are taking blood thinners. Together they will decide if you can stop your blood thinner.

What should I wear?

Loose fitting comfortable clothing is preferred. Please leave any valuables and jewelry at home. Do not wear clothing that must be removed over your head.

Do I need to bring anything with me the day of surgery and when should I arrive at the center for my procedure?

Bring with you a photo ID such as a driver's license and your insurance cards. When you arrive at the center the staff will review with you the consent for surgery, your financial responsibility, Advanced Directives, and other important information.

A member of Valley Eye Surgical Center will call you the day before your surgery to let you know your arrival time, review your pre-operative instructions, and answer any questions you may have.

What can I expect after surgery is finished?

Immediately after surgery you will be taken to our post-operative area where you will be monitored by our clinical staff. You will be offered a drink and light snack.

You will receive verbal and written instructions on what you should do at home and you will be prepared for discharge from our center.

Can I drive home after the procedure?

PA State regulations and our policy dictate that you cannot drive yourself home after receiving anesthesia. We also recommend that you have someone with you at home after your surgery.

What if I have questions about my bill?

Valley Eye Surgical Center accepts most insurance plans and we are Medicare certified. Any insurance questions you may have can be addressed with our Accounts Receivable Department at (516) 804-5252.

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If you have any other questions or concerns, please call (610) 867-8760.