Sarasota & Bradenton Orthopedic Surgeons
Sarasota & Bradenton Orthopedic Surgeons
VANCE ASKINS, MD: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
VANCE ASKINS, MD: Orthopedics, Sports Medicine



It is very important to arrive promptly for your scheduled procedure/surgery. You will need to register at the reception desk in the lobby. Please submit any documents from your doctor at this time. Bring a list of all medications you are currently taking.Please bring your insurance cards, a photo ID, and a method of payment.


You must arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home after discharge from the Surgery Center. We strongly suggest that you arrange for a responsible adult to be with you for the first twenty-four (24) hours after your procedure for your protection and safety.


If there is any change in your physical condition, such as a cold or fever, please notify your doctor.

If you need to cancel your surgery, please notify your doctor's office as soon as you know that you cannot keep your appointment.


A nurse from the Surgery Center will call you regarding when to stop eating and drinking prior to your surgery. Refrain from smoking for at least twenty-four (24) hours before your procedure. Contact your physician's office or the Surgery Center regarding which of your medications to take the day of your procedure. If instructed to do so, take them with one small sip of water. You may be instructed to bring your medications with you. You may brush your teeth, but do not swallow any water.


If you have any questions, please contact the Surgery Center at (941) 924-9282 or use our contact form.


Please arrive at the scheduled arrival time. Late arrival may necessitate delaying or rescheduling your procedure.


Bathe or shower prior to arriving for your procedure. Remove all make-up, nail polish, and hairpieces.


Wear loose, comfortable clothing such as an easy-button shirt or blouse. This is important in the event bandages are required after surgery.




If you wear glasses or contact lenses, bring your eyewear case for their safekeeping. Containers will be provided for removable dentures or bridgework.


Before leaving the Surgery Center, you will be given written instructions for your care at home.


 After returning home, be sure to follow your doctor's orders regarding diet, rest, activity, and medication.


It is not unusual to feel drowsy for several hours after your procedure. You should not sign any important papers or make any legal decisions for twenty-four (24) hours after your surgery.


Keep any bandages dry, clean, and in place until instructed by your doctor.


A nurse will call you twenty-four to seventy-two (24-72) hours after your procedure to see how you are and to answer any questions you may have.


Do not drive, smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, operate heavy machinery, or cook until the day after surgery.


If an emergency should arise after you have been discharged from the Surgery Center, contact your doctor. If you cannot contact your doctor, go to the nearest emergency room.


Please complete and return a questionnaire you will receive after surgery to help us evaluate the care you received at our facility.

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