Thank you for choosing a Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. doctor for your surgery needs.
Our surgery centers respect your privacy and will follow HIPAA guidelines.
Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates, P.A. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, or disability; in admission of access to, treatment in, or employment in, its programs and activities.
1. No solid food after 10 p.m. the night before surgery.
2. Patients may not have clear liquids after midnight the night before surgery unless otherwise advised by the facility.
3. No alcoholic beverages the day before or the day of your procedure.
4. Patients are to take all usual medications with one sip of water on the morning of surgery for:
5. Anticoagulants/Antiplatelet drugs – you will receive specific instructions from your surgeon regarding these drugs. Also, patients who are on antiplatelet drugs and have Intracoronary Stents in place MUST have a cardiology consultation regarding the management of their antiplatelet/anticoagulant medications PRIOR TO the surgery (if they are going to receive general anesthesia for their surgery).
6. In addition, patients are not to take the following on the day of surgery:
Aspirin and aspirin-related products should not be taken ten days before and one week after surgery, unless you are directed otherwise by your doctor or surgeon, because they increase the tendency for bleeding. If you take a blood-thinning medication (aspirin, its derivatives or prescribed blood-thinning medications) by doctor’s order, make sure you tell your CEENTA provider so that he or she can get clearance from that physician (i.e. your cardiologist) before this time frame so that surgery does not have to be postponed. For this reason, it is very important that contents on any over-the-counter preparations be checked carefully prior to their use.
Many headache preparations, cold remedies, etc. contain aspirin. The chemical name of aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid. Examples of drugs that cannot be taken that contain salicylates are as follows:
Examples of aspirin-related products that cannot be taken (ibuprofen, indomethacin, Naproxen, Tolmetin) are as follows:
Please check with your pharmacist if you are not sure if the medicine you are taking contains aspirin.
Fish oil is also a medication that should be stopped for one week before and after surgery.
Tylenol is an acceptable drug to take.
You will be contacted 1-3 days prior to surgery with your time of arrival and scheduled surgery time.
You and your representative have the right to:
Quality of Care
You have the right to:
Confidentiality and Privacy
Access to Medical Records
Seclusion and Restraints
You have the responsibility to:
Respect and Consideration
We understand that having a surgical procedure can be a stressful event with many considerations to make and questions about the billing and payment for services. The following information will hopefully answer some of these questions for you. Please do not hesitate to call our Business Office should you have any further questions.
We know that healthcare insurance can be confusing. Please take a brief moment to review this page to help you understand some key points about your insurance as it relates to your procedure at the Surgery Center.
Because there are several healthcare practitioners who are providing a service to you, there will be separate bills generated from each of these providers; therefore, you can plan to expect bills from multiple providers for one procedure at the Surgery Center.
Ultimately, you are responsible for the charges associated with your procedure.
Please call us at 704-295-3000 if you have any questions. Thank you.
Q. Why don’t you give me the time of my surgery the same day you book the surgery?
A. Since we book appointments so far in advance, we want to confirm the time with the physician and the facility before giving you an exact time.
Q. How much will the surgery cost?
A. A CEENTA representative will contact you prior to your procedure to give you an estimate of cost. If you do not hear from them, it is because we don’t expect for you to have a patient portion.
We highly encourage you to contact your insurance provider to determine your benefits for outpatient surgery.
Q. When is my money due?
A. Approximately five days prior to surgery all co-pays, coinsurance and any deductible are due and can be paid at 704-295-3000.
Q. Why do I get so many bills?
A. There are multiple healthcare providers and systems delivering your care, and you will get a bill from each of them.