Day of Surgery

Upon your arrival at Santa Barbara Surgery Center, a receptionist will greet you and help you complete any necessary paperwork. You will then be escorted to the preoperative area where preparations, including placement of an intravenous access and administration of antibiotics (if ordered), are made. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about your care. You will need to sign consent forms pertaining to the administration of anesthesia and the surgery/procedure.

Your surgery/procedure will take place in one of our operating or procedure rooms. After the operation, you will be taken to our Post-Anesthesia Care Unit where our nursing staff will care for you until you are awake and ready for discharge.