Patient Caretaker Information

Family members and caregivers are invited to relax in our waiting area during their loved one's surgery. Restrooms, vending machines and complimentary coffee are available for your comfort and convenience. Please remember that Oxford Surgery Center is a smoke-free facility, and there is no smoking allowed on the premises.

Following are the phases for outpatient surgery:

Phase I - Pre-op: The patient will go immediately into the pre-op room where a nurse will prepare him/her for the scheduled procedure. The nurse will review the patient's medical history, record vital signs, perform any lab work, start an intravenous line, and administer any pre-op medications. The patient will then be interviewed by an anesthesiologist. If time allows, one family member/parents will be asked to visit the patient until they are called back for surgery. The average time for this phase is 45-60 minutes.

Phase II - Intra-op/Operating Room: After the patient leaves the pre-op area and the procedure has started, the surgical nurse will inform you of the patient's status via the telephone located in the center of the waiting room. Please use the phone on the wall by the receptionist's desk for all personal calls. Time for procedures may vary. The doctor will contact you when the surgery is completed.

Phase III - PACU/Recovery Room: The nurse monitors the patient in the recovery room for an average of 30 minutes to two hours depending on the surgery. At the nurse's discretion, one family member/parents will be called back into the recovery room. A nurse will direct you to the patient.

Phase IV- Discharge: The patient is discharged in the care of another responsible adult with the discharge instructions and prescriptions.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. We are glad you came to Oxford Surgery Center!