Day Before Your Visit

  • Notify your physician before coming to the facility if there is a significant change in your physical condition, such as high fever, infection, heart problems or breathing difficulties.
  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT.  (This includes candy, water, coffee, chewing gum, etc.)  IF you eat or drink anything your procedure will be cancelled or rescheduled.  Prescription medication authorized by your physician may be taken with a small sip of water. 
  • GI-If you are scheduled for a colonoscopy, you should have been given instructions for a prep which will clean out your colon prior to the exam.  Read all the instructions carefully.  If you have any questions about the prep, call the doctor’s office.  If you do not complete the prep as instructed, your exam may be incomplete, or it may have to be cancelled after you arrive at OSC. 
  • Surgery – Eat a light supper on the day before your procedure.
  • Make arrangements in advance for a responsible adult to drive you home.  We recommend that they stay with you until the following morning.  You are not allowed to drive your vehicle after the procedure.  If you arrive at the facility without a responsible adult to provide transportation, your procedure will be rescheduled for another day.  Taxi service is not permitted.
  • Carefully read and follow the instructions provided by your physician and the office staff.  Those instructions are important for the safety and quality of the procedure you receive.
  • Be on time and call the center if you will be unavoidably late.  If you must cancel your procedure, please contact your physician’s office at least two days in advance.  They will advise OSC of your cancellation.
  • Allow for some flexibility in the time of your procedure.  Your appointment time may be adjusted due to unplanned events.
  • Some medications such as aspirin, blood thinners, diet pills, diabetic medication or anti-inflammatory medication may be stopped prior to your procedure.  Therefore it is imperative that you inform your physician of all medications (prescription, herbal, over the counter) that you are taking.  Your physician will inform you if any of your medications should be stopped prior to your procedure.  Your questions about medications should be directed to your physician’s office.
  • Questions regarding bowel preparations, dietary restrictions and medications should be directed to your physician’s office.
  • The OSC staff contacts you prior to your procedure to confirm your appointment schedule and to review your financial responsibility.
  • Copayments and/or deductibles are due on the day of your procedure.  If you would like more information regarding payment options, please contact our business office at 870-935-8500.

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