About Colonial Heights Surgery Center
At Colonial Heights Surgery Center, a department of John Randolph Medical Center, we provide high-quality, cost-effective outpatient surgical care. Here, we offer advanced technology in a comfortable, private setting. Our doctors, nurses and staff are both talented and experienced. For you, this translates to outstanding surgical procedures with optimal recoveries and outcomes.
To learn more about the surgical services offered at Colonial Heights Surgery Center, call us at (804) 520-8272.
As part of the HCA Virginia outpatient network, we can also offer you access to other resources, specialists and locations, including our imaging center, Appomattox Imaging, and TriCities ER. This ensures we can provide a full suite of healthcare services.
If you have any further questions about your visit that are not answered in the instructions below, please do not hesitate to call our pre-admission nurses at (804) 665-2063.
Day of surgery information and instructions
You should receive preoperative instructions prior to your surgery—follow those instructions and ask your doctor if you have questions. However, here is some general day-of-surgery information that may benefit you as well:
- Surgery times are the best estimate we can give and may not be exact due to the unpredictable nature of surgical findings. We urge you to arrive at the time given during the preoperative interview process. Changes in the doctor's schedule may permit you to come in earlier than planned. Please check your personal voicemail the evening before you procedure for any arrival time changes.
- For your safety and comfort, you will receive some form of anesthesia before your surgery. Your referring physician or anesthesiologist will discuss types of anesthesia with you.
- The length of your stay will depend on how long your operation takes and how long it takes you to recover from the anesthesia.
- You will enter the recovery room following your operation. There, the nursing staff and anesthesiologist will care for you prior to your discharge.
- You will be required to designate a responsible adult who can drive you home after your surgery.
- After you are stable, a nurse will give you and your designated "responsible adult" instructions regarding precautions and follow-up care.
- For 12-24 hours after your operation, you may feel slightly nauseated, lightheaded or dizzy. These are normal reactions and will pass with sufficient rest.
- Within 24 hours after surgery, and while taking pain medication, please do not drive or operate a car or machinery, sign important papers or care for a dependent person.
- You may resume your normal diet if you are not having problems with nausea and vomiting.
- Maintaining adequate hydration will minimize the incidents of some postoperative complications. Drink plenty of water.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages while taking pain medication or until 48 hours after anesthesia.
- Be sure to take your pain medication with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- If a problem arises after the surgery center closes, please call your physician's office.
You will receive a postoperative phone call from one of our nurses to check
on your progress.
Help us evaluate our service
Our staff is dedicated to providing you with high-quality personal care. Please return the patient survey form given to you when you leave our center. If there are ways to improve our service, please let us know.