301-330-8170
2 Choke Cherry Road, Suite 125 Rockville, MD 20850

Surgey Preparation Guide

Click here to complete your pre registration


Welcome to the Surgery Center of Rockville. We are pleased that you and your physician have chosen our facility to assist in your care. Our facility combines a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere with the up-to-date technology. We are staffed with highly trained perioperative professionals.

We have one goal in mind: to make your surgical experience as easy and pleasant as possible, while providing the highest level of care available.

This information below should help answer many of the questions you may have regarding your surgery. If you have a specific concern that is not addressed satisfactorily by the information below, please feel free to call the Surgery Center of Rockville at 301-330-8170

Online Registration

To begin your pre-surgical process we need you to register with the center at our website.

We recommend that you enter your medical history online as soon as your surgery has been scheduled. Once completed our nurses can access this information and effectively prepare your chart for the day of surgery. Be sure to have the following information available before starting your on-line registration:

1. The names and phone numbers of your physicians

2. A list of all the medications you are taking, their dosages and frequency

3. A list of all the surgical procedures you have had and their approximate dates.

4. A list of all allergies and their reactions.

To start the registration process:

1. Go to the pre-registration website https://www.onemedicalpassport.com/lobby/lobby.asp?fid=569

2. For new patients click on the register button or for returning patients login with your existing account to make any changes.

IF YOUR PROCEDURE REQUIRES ANY TYPE OF ANESTHESIA, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARRANGE TO HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER OR RESPONSIBLE ADULT TO DRIVE YOU HOME AND REMAIN WITH YOU FOR 24 HOURS AFTER SURGERY. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE YOURSELF HOME FROM THE SURGERY.

Please Read Prior to Surgery | IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

The night before surgery, do not eat or drink anything AFTER MIDNIGHT. This includes
water, gum, vitamins or mints.

• Talk to your doctor if you take Coumadin, Motrin, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E or other blood thinners.

• If you’re taking medication for breathing, seizures, heart disease or blood pressure, take them the morning of surgery with a small sip of water. If you use inhalers, bring them with you.

• If you are diabetic, please speak with the physician who prescribes your medication(s) for instructions.

• Stop taking herbal medications and diet drugs at least two weeks prior to surgery.

• We are not responsible for jewelry, money or valuables, so please leave them at home.

• Bring any co-pay or deductibles due on the day of surgery.

• Your surgeon will discuss your surgery with you and schedule it at the surgery center. Our staff will call you the week prior to surgery and give you pre-operative instructions. Please let your physician’s office staff know the best way to reach you by phone.

Make sure you gather the following items to bring with you:

1. Health Insurance cards.

2. Identification.

3. Physician orders, lab results, or any type of Medical Records your physician has requested.

IF YOUR PROCEDURE REQUIRES ANY TYPE OF ANESTHESIA, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARRANGE TO HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER OR RESPONSIBLE ADULT TO DRIVE YOU HOME AND REMAIN WITH YOU FOR 24 HOURS AFTER SURGERY. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DRIVE YOURSELF HOME FROM THE SURGERY.

• If you develop an illness prior to surgery such as a cold, fever, persistent cough, or rash, please notify your surgeon immediately.

• Please refrain from smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages or using recreational drugs for at least 24 hours prior to surgery.

The Day of Surgery

Remember not to eat or drink anything in the morning unless you have special instructions from the pre-operative nurse.

• Wear comfortable clothing that you can change in and out of easily and that will not bind the site of your surgery.

• Do not wear contact lenses.

• Remove all body piercings.

• Please leave your jewelry and other valuables at home.

Please arrive at the surgery center one hour prior to your scheduled surgery time, unless otherwise directed, to complete your pre-operative paperwork. Persons under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them to sign the forms.

• The surgery center staff will ask you for a brief medical history.

• A few simple lab tests may be performed at the surgery center the day of surgery if not previously completed. These tests may include a urine pregnancy test for menstruating females and/or a blood sugar check for diabetic patients.

• The person picking the patient up must stay in the building unless a pick up time has been arranged with the nurse.

• Anesthesia personnel will meet with you to discuss your anesthesia. They will explain exactly what will happen before, during and after your surgery. They will answer any questions you have prior to proceeding to the operative suite.

Inclement Weather Policy

The administrator will contact patients the night before any inclement weather regarding any cancellation.

Post Surgery


• You will rest in our recovery room, under the care of specially trained nurses. Your anesthesiologist will monitor and be informed of your condition until you are discharged.

• Our staff will answer your questions and give you post-operative instructions as ordered by your physician. You will receive a written copy of these instructions prior to discharge.

• The patient will receive an email with a link to complete a survey and we appreciate their feedback.

• You may be dizzy or sleepy after your surgery, even after spending time in the recovery room. You must have a responsible adult with you to drive you home and remain with you for 24 hours, in order to be discharged from the recovery room.

• You may experience some pain and discomfort after surgery. Your physician will provide you with prescribed medication to help you achieve optimal comfort. Your pain will be managed based on the following assessment scale:

0 1-2 3-4 5-6 7-8 9-10
No Pain Mild Pain Moderate Pain Severe Pain Very Severe Pain Worst Pain Possible

Note: The surgery center does use an age appropriate pain scale to accommodate our pediatric population.

• If needed, physician will provide prescriptions for medications to be taken after discharge.

Returning Home

• Even though you may feel fine, have someone plan to stay at home with you through the night. Do not make important decisions, consume alcoholic beverages, take medications not prescribed by your physician, or operate machinery during the 24 hour period following your surgery.

• Remember, the recovery process continues even after you have returned home. You may experience minor after-effects such as drowsiness, muscle aches, sore throat, and occasional dizziness or headaches. Nausea may also be present but vomiting is less common. You will begin to feel better within hours, but it may take several days before after effects are gone completely.

• Plan to take it easy for a few days, as the majority of patients do not feel up to resuming their typical activities right away, usually due to general fatigue or surgical discomfort.

• Call your surgeon if you have questions about what you can and cannot do, when you can return to work and to your regular activities. These issues will be discussed with you when receiving your post-operative instructions. If you are unsure, please do not hesitate to call.

Suggestions for Children


• If your child is having surgery, a nurse will call prior to surgery to discuss special feeding instructions.

• Make sure you bring an extra set of clothes. Bring a well-supplied diaper bag for small children. Also, bring your child’s favorite toy, blanket, or bottle to help him or her feel more at ease.

• Be prepared to stay at the surgery center until your child is discharged. When the procedure is completed, you will be allowed in the recovery room as soon as your child is awake.

• Consider making arrangements for another adult to help you drive home. That way, you can focus on your child and give him or her special attention.

Please click here to read “Olivia Has Surgery”. It is a storybook that will take your child step-by-step through his/her surgical experience at our center.

Your Bill

• You will receive individual bills for your surgery:

     • Surgery Center Facility Fee (Facility, Nurses, Supplies and Recovery)

     • Surgeon Fees – Your surgeon’s office will send this bill.

     • Anesthesia – The Anesthesia office will send you this bill. Call 240-364-2500

      to answer any questions.

     • Pathology (if required)

• After your surgery has been scheduled, please contact The Surgery Center of Rockville’s Business Office at 301.330.8170.This will enable us to clarify any questions you may have regarding charges and insurance.

• As a courtesy to you, we will bill your insurance company. However, you will be responsible for all deductibles and/or co-insurance at the time services are rendered. Please contact the surgery center if you have any questions.

• We accept all major Credit Cards, Cash or Check.