Going Home

Check with your physician if you should discontinue any medications prior to your surgery date.


A registered nurse will call you prior to your scheduled surgery date to give instructions and ask some questions about your medical history, as well as which medications, if any, you are taking on a regular basis.


If pre testing, lab, EKG or clearance from your physicians have been ordered, please complete immediately to prevent delays in your surgery.


On your surgery day, you will be interviewed by a representative from our Anesthesiology Department. They will review medical history, lab work or other testing ordered prior to surgery and review your physical condition.

The best part of any surgical procedure is going home to familiar surroundings. That's why at OASIS we focus on a shortened facility recovery time. We will provide a written summary of important instructions for you to take home.


It is important that you follow these post-operative instructions:


  • You must have a family member, close friend or responsible adult drive you home. They will be asked to sign a document when arriving so that we can be assured of your comfort and safety.
  • Plan to have someone stay with you for 24-48 hours.
  • Get plenty of rest for the first 24 hours following surgery.


Since it is normal to feel drowsy after receiving an anesthetic, we urge you to refrain from the following activities for 24 hours:


  • Driving or operating any equipment.
  • Signing any important papers.
  • Making significant decisions.
  • Drinking alcoholic beverages.

Health and Hygiene Tips

Clothing and Personal Possessions

  • General Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine and Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Pain Management Services
  • Pulsed Dye Vascular Laser

A Smooth Recovery

Major Services Include

  • Wear clean, comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.
  • Do not wear make-up, dark nail polish, creams or lotions. Artificial nails do not need to be removed.
  • A patient gown will be provided to you prior to surgery. Cotton underpants may be worn into the surgery room.
  • No contacts, please leave at home, they must be removed prior to surgery. If you have glasses we recommend you bring them to assist reading forms and consents at the center
  • Please leave jewelry and other valuables at home. The center cannot be responsible for the security of these items.
  • You will be asked to remove dentures, hearing aids, body piercings, etc..
  • Cell phones, video and photography are not permitted.
  • No money or valuables, the center cannot be responsible for the security of these items.
  • Bring your insurance card, drivers license or state ID.
  • You must bring paperwork that shows proof of guardianship or power of attorney if applicable.

Surgical Services

At OASIS, care doesn't end when you leave our facility. We will call to make sure you are having a smooth recovery, and will answer any questions you may have. We also urge you to promptly contact your surgeon if you have any concerns about your recovery.


Thank you for choosing OASIS for your surgical procedure. If there is any way we can be of further assistance please let us know.

Please accept our very best wishes for a fast recovery!

Patient Education

  • Bathe or shower on the morning of your surgery with  antibacterial soap.
  • Brush your teeth the morning of surgery. Rinse but do not swallow any liquid if you are fasting. You may use mouthwash. No gum/mints/candy.
  • Notify us immediately if you experience any change in health, such as a cold or elevated temperature.

OASIS Surgery Center serves the Greater Stark County community with the newest technologies, offering a wide range of procedures at our ambulatory surgery center to help facilitate a safe and stress free surgical experience and a smooth recovery. 

Preparing For Surgery