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Outpatient Surgery Center

Providing quality care in:

  • General Surgery
  • ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Gastroenterology (GI)
  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology
  • Urology



Call (276)439-1425

Please follow these instructions carefully and arrive at Norton Community Hospital on time for your procedure. 

Pre-Operative Instructions

The pre-operative instructions listed below were developed to assist us in ensuring that you receive quality care in a timely and safe manner:

  • After your surgery/procedure has been scheduled by your physician's office, please report to Norton Community Hospital at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled surgery/procedure time for a pre-operative evaluation. You will need to bring all of your medications or a current list of your medications with you at that time. The admissions clerk will register you for your visit and you will be sent to the Outpatient Surgery Department to talk with the Surgery Case Manager
  • Please bring all insurance cards and information with you the day of your pre-op visit


On the morning of your surgery:

You may take the following medications with just a sip of water:

  • Pulmonary (lung) medications
  • Heart medications
  • Stomach medications
  • Anti-convulsant medications

 Do not take the following medications:

  • Diuretics (fluid pills)
  • Oral diabetic (blood sugar) medication
  • Anticoagulants (blood thinners) for 4-5 days prior to your surgery date
  • Herbal medications for one (1) week prior to your surgery date

Evening Before Your Surgery

  • Solid food should not be eaten after 12:00 a.m. the night before your surgery
  • You may drink clear liquids up to 3 hours before your scheduled arrival time at Norton Community Hospital. Clear liquids include: coffee, with or without sweetener (no creamer), tea, clear juices (apple, grape, and cranberry), and soft drinks
  • Do not drink milk, cream, formula, or juices containing pulp (orange, grapefruit, tomato and prune)

Day of Surgery

  • Metal objects should not be worn during surgery. It is best to leave all jewelry, body rings, hair clips, etc., at home
  • Dentures, contact lenses, and partials will be removed and returned to you when you return to your room after the surgery/procedure

After Your Surgery

  • Please be sure there is a responsible adult with you to receive discharge instructions and drive you home. The medication you receive during your surgery will prevent you from safely driving for at least 24 hours
  • You will also need an adult to care for you the first 24 hours following surgery/procedure