Surgery scheduling begins with a consultation with Dr. Susan Buenaventura.
At the time of consultation, you will be given a written estimate for the surgery and anesthesia, as well as instructions for a medical clearance.
All surgical patients require a medical clearance from their medical doctor specifying that they are clear to proceed with surgery and anesthesia. Current blood work will also be required and possibly and EKG. We will provide instructions for this.
It is best to ensure your medical clearance is completed along with the blood work at the time of the pre operative visit.
You may schedule a date for your surgery which requires a financial deposit, as well as a pre operative appointment about 2 weeks before the surgery.
At the Pre operative appointment you will meet with Anne Littman, PA-C and be given instructions, prescriptions and follow up appointments.
You will also be responsible for final payment at the time of the pre operative appointment.
Please arrange for a ride home to be available promptly the day of surgery. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult when leaving the hospital or our center.
Your surgery will take place at The Sendi Center surgical suite within our office, or at INOVA Alexandria Hospital.
If your surgery is at INOVA Alexandria Hospital, your surgical fee will be paid to our office, while you will be responsible for payment directly to the Anesthesia department at INOVA Alexandria and the hospital fee, again directly to the hospital.
Be sure to arrange for child care, pet care in advance so your post operative course goes smoothly!