Outpatient Surgery Center
In most cases, you will undergo surgery at:
United Pacific Surgery Center, which is located at 18133 Ventura Blvd, Suite 400; Tarzana, CA 91356
This center is a fully licensed and AAAHC accredited ambulatory surgery center.
The entire staff undergoes a lengthy training process, and must meet rigorous competency demands. The surgical staff attend multiple educational seminars each year to remain current in our demanding field.
All of the anesthesia staff are highly trained in general anesthesia as well as regional anesthesia in order to assure patients receive quality care.
Our goal is to help the patient return to his or her maximum level of activity.
A Patient’s Guide to Outpatient Surgery
If you are to have surgery at United Pacific, a guest account representative will contact you directly to assist you through the scheduling and insurance portion of your care. Our Office Manager will be happy to answer any questions that may arise during this process.
A few days before your surgery, one of our Preoperative Nursing Staff will contact you to obtain additional information needed to plan your surgical care. The center’s preoperative team works hard to provide a pleasant and relaxed environment throughout the admitting process.
It is very important not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery, unless instructed by your anesthesiologist. Please leave all valuables and jewelry at home, and dress comfortably with stable, slip-on shoes and loose, pull-on clothing.
For shoulder surgery patients, bring a shirt that is two to three sizes larger than normal so that you will be comfortably covered with your shoulder bandage in place. It is also necessary that a responsible adult drive you home.
You will meet your surgical team the day of your surgery. Each member of the surgical team undergoes a 6 to 8 week orientation and training, and must meet rigorous competency requirements. For your surgery, we have many highly trained staff members that include a Surgical Registered Nurse and a Certified Surgical Technologist or Scrub Nurse. There are many people from behind the scenes working to make your surgery a safe, sterile, and pleasant experience.
After surgery, you will be cared for in our Post Anesthetic Care Unit (PACU), also known as a Recovery Room. Specially trained nurses will assist and reassure you during your recovery phase. They will support you and help you understand your healing process. They will review any braces and equipment with you and your family, and be sure to give you written instructions from your doctor regarding how to take care of yourself when you go home. Additionally, these nurses will call you the day after surgery to make sure you are doing well, and will help you with your questions.