Your Surgery

General Information

The Riverview Surgery Center, LLC is licensed by the State of Indiana. The Riverview Surgery Center, LLC was established in 2012 by physicians to offer safe, high-quality surgical care. You will find that because the center specializes in outpatient surgery, our patients enjoy many advantages including personalized service and excellent medical care. 


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Before Your Surgery

A nurse from the center will contact you prior to your surgery to review your health history, medications and pre-operative instructions. Notify your surgeon if there is a change in your physical condition such as a cold, fever or respiratory problems. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your operation, including no hard candy, or cigarettes. If your child is the patient, please be careful to enforce this. Also, please follow any other special instructions your surgeon may have given you. Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your surgery. Please be sure to tell your surgeon if you are on any type of blood thinners or aspirin. Please do not take any medications after midnight unless instructed by your surgeon or the nurse at our center. It is extremely important to arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you to the Surgery Center and remain with you the first 24 hours after surgery.

The Day Of Surgery

Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is big enough to accommodate a large bandage after surgery. Wear comfortable shoes such as slip-on, no high heels. You will need to change into a surgical gown. Do not wear any jewelry (including body piercing), makeup or cologne. Do not bring any valuables with you. Bring your drivers license and all insurance cards with you. Wearing contact lenses is NOT advised. We provide containers for removable dentures and bridgework. If your child is having surgery, feel free to bring a favorite stuffed animal or security blanket for added assurance.

After Your Surgery

You will be discharged to your car by wheelchair. If anesthesia has been administered, you must have a responsible adult present to drive you home and to care for you following surgery. Your physician will provide post-operative instructions regarding diet, rest, exercise and medications. You will be provided with a written summary of these discharge instructions. A nurse from the Surgery Center will attempt to call you the day after your surgery to check on your progress and discuss any questions you may have. If you have any unexpected problems, please call your doctor. If he/she does not respond, please go to the nearest emergency room. Thank you for choosing the Riverview Surgery Center, LLC.

Advance Directives

•In the state of Indiana, each person has the primary right to request or refuse medical treatment subject to the state’s interest in protecting innocent third parties and to make Advance Directives or to execute Power of Attorney that authorize others to make decisions on their behalf.

•Riverview Surgery Center, LLC does not honor advance directives. Healthcare providers at Riverview Surgery Center, LLC are bound to do all in their power to assure the safe recovery of every patient, including resuscitation if that becomes necessary. All adult patients are asked if they have an advance directive, which is placed in their medical record. Adult patients are also informed that an advance directive will not be honored while a patient at Riverview Surgery Center, LLC.

•If an adverse event occurs during your treatment at Riverview Surgery Center, LLC, we will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfer you to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. At the acute care hospital, further treatments or withdrawal of treatment measures already begun will be ordered in accordance with your wishes, Advance Directive, or healthcare Power of Attorney. Your agreement with this facility’s policy will not revoke or invalidate any current healthcare directive or healthcare power of attorney.

•If you wish to complete an Advance Directive, copies of official state forms are available here.

Helpful Reminders

Please limit the number of family or friends who come with you. Seating is very limited. If you are driving more than 30 minutes, put one or two pillows in your car so you can elevate the operative extremity. Females will need to give a urine sample for a pregnancy test pre-operatively. If you or your family need the services of a foreign-language or hearing impaired interpreter, please call to arrange for one at no cost to you, prior to the day of surgery.

Billing Information 

You will be informed about any coinsurance due for your surgery during your pre-operative call. This amount is due prior to, or on the day of your surgery. Please remember to bring a form of payment with you. We accept cash, checks and major credit cards. After surgery Riverview Surgery Center, LLC will submit your bill to your insurance company. You will receive a separate bill from your doctor, anesthesiologist and/or pathologist. Please do not hesitate to contact our business office with any concerns or questions regarding your coinsurance obligation and/or payment options.