Surgery Center

We operate a specialized outpatient surgery center where we focus on orthopedic injuries. As a team our goal is to provide “the perfect patient experience” from the time you arrive for surgery to your discharge.

We are proud to announce:
Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center attained its fourth three year AAAHC Accreditation (the nation’s leading accrediting organization of outpatient facilities) with Medicare Deemed Status, effective September 19, 2017

Being accredited means that Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center has undergone a rigorous professional scrutiny by highly qualified AAAHC professionals and was found to provide quality care.

To obtain this accreditation, Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center:

  • Was visited by experienced AAAHC health care professionals
  • Was measured against nationally recognized standards of care
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to maintaining patient safety
  • Is dedicated to protecting the privacy of patients
  • Meets all federal, state, and local laws as well as AAAHC Standards for the care it provides

For your information:

We do not honor Advance Directives per our policy. If you would like to fill one out they are available by clicking here. We can also provide a copy while registering at the surgery center.

Before Surgery - Information

Before Surgery

Pre-admission Assessment
Someone from Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center will contact you before your surgery to obtain a health history and to review your surgeon’s pre-operative instructions. If you have any questions and need to contact the pre-admission nurse sooner, call 775-786-3040 ext. 1524.

Pre-operative Tests
Based on your medical history, testing may be required prior to your surgery dependent upon your surgeon’s orders. It is important that the testing be completed in a timely manner.  Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center will instruct you on the locations available for pre-operative testing.

Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center will provide you with instructions regarding your medications for the day of surgery.
If you take blood thinners, please tell the surgeon and anesthesiologist.

Arranging for a Ride Home
Please arrange for a responsible person to take you home and stay with you for the 24 hours following your surgery. Your procedure will be canceled if you cannot arrange a ride home. If you receive anesthesia/sedation, you cannot take a taxi home unless you have a responsible person with you.

Please refrain from bringing animals to the surgery center; with the exception of service animals. Service animals will remain in the reception area.

Day Before Surgery

  • Eat a light dinner and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking or using tobacco products as much as possible.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery, unless your surgeon or anesthesiologist instructs otherwise. This includes: water, liquids, food, candy, gum, breath mints, and chewing tobacco.

For your information:

We do not honor Advance Directives per our policy.
If you would like to fill one out they are available by clicking here.
We can also provide a copy while registering at the surgery center.

Patient Rights & Responsibilities
Patient Rights & Responsibilities (Spanish)
Patient Information Regarding Facility Acquired Infections
Patient Information Regarding Facility Acquired Infections (Spanish)

Day of Surgery - Information

Day of Surgery

Instructions for the day of surgery:

  • Shower at home before your procedure with a mild soap or shampoo. Dry skin and hair thoroughly.
  • Wear clean, loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Avoid wearing make-up or nail polish, report any body piercings other than the ears.
  • Please leave jewelry and valuables at home, Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center is not responsible for lost articles.

Registration
Please check in at the reception desk. Bring the following items with you:

  • Photo identification
  • Eyeglasses, glass case, contacts, contact lens case, hearing aids and case
  • Health insurance card

At the time of your admission please be prepared to pay your co-insurance, co-payment and/or your deductible.

What to Expect in the Pre-operative Staging Area
A nurse will prepare you for your surgical procedure. Your pre-operative nurse, operating room nurse, anesthesiologist and surgeon will review your medical records and verify your surgical site.

What to Expect in Recovery
After your surgical procedure, you will be transferred to the recovery area until you are ready to go home. The average recovery time is 1-2 hours dependent upon type and extent of surgical procedure.

Returning Home
You will be given post-operative instructions from your surgeon relating to your procedure. For your comfort, the Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center reminds you:

  • Have a responsible person stay with you for 24 hours following your surgery.
  • Limit your activities until your surgeon says you can return to your normal routine.
  • Keeping your pain under control is important to your well-being. Your surgeon and anesthesiologist will provide you with a treatment plan in order to speed up your recovery and help you return to your normal routine.
  • Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding diet, rest, and medication.
  • Do not drink alcohol, drive a car, make legal decisions, cook, operate power tools or heavy equipment for 24 hours after receiving anesthesia, intravenous sedation or while taking pain medication.
  • Contact your surgeon if you feel you are having problems after discharge. If you cannot contact your surgeon, but feel your concerns warrant a doctor’s attention, call or go to an emergency room which is closest to you.
  • If you have questions, contact the Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center at 775-786-3040.
  • Hours of operation are 6:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • The day after your procedure, a nurse from the Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center will contact you and follow up on your progress. If your procedure is on a Friday, you will be contacted on the following Monday.
Billing Questions

Billing Questions

Prior to your surgery, the Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center Business Office will contact you regarding the patient portion amount. Please be prepared to pay this amount prior to your procedure. For your convenience, we accept cash, personal check, money orders, debit cards, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.

You will receive a bill for the balance of the services provided by the Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center as well as separate bills from:

  • the Physician
  • the Anesthesiologist
  • Pre-operative Testing Facility – lab work, ECG, radiological services
  • Pathology – specimens examined by a pathologist

The staff at the Reno Orthopedic Surgery Center is happy to assist with any questions you may have. Please contact us at 775-786-3040. Interpreter service is available free of charge. Servicios de interpretacion estan disponibles sin costo alguno.

Links

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. – for link, click here AAAHC.com

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – for link, click here CMS.Gov

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