Before Surgery



You will be notified at least 2 days, prior to your surgical schedule, as to the time you should arrive at the center.  Please note arrival time is not your surgical time.  Prior to your surgical experience, you will meet with the nursing staff and anesthesia department to prepare for your procedure.  This process is factored into your entire time at the center, which is :

  • Ophthalmology / Cataract Procedures 2-3 hours
  • Podiatry Procedures  2-3 hours
  • Sports Medicine Procedures 4-5 hours
  • Urology Procedures 4-5 hours
  • Total Joint Procedures 5-7 hours
  • Spine 5-10 hours


It is essential you supply us with the following documents when you arrive at the center.

  • Your insurance information (please bring your cards, we will photo copy).
  • Picture identification.
  • A list of all your medications with dosage and time you take them.  Please include any over the counter medications you take.
  • The name of your Primary Care Physician, Cardiologist and/or any other physician you see on a regular basis.

In Preparation

You must make arrangements to be driven home by a responsible adult.  You can not drive for 24 hours after your procedure.  It is recommended you have responsible adult with you for the next 24 hours after surgery.  If you are unable to make arrangements for a responsible adult to drive and stay with you please let your physician know.

If you have any special needs please inform your physician.

Pre-admission Call:

An office staff member from Constitution Surgery Center East will call no later than 2 days prior to surgery, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., with your preoperative instructions.  If you do not hear from us within 2 days before your surgical day please call us @ 860-701-0140.

The call will take about 5 minutes and it is helpful to have a pen and paper available to write down the instructions the office staff gives you.  The staff will ask you questions regarding your medical history and will review the necessary documents you will need to bring with you. PLEASE LEAVE ANY VALUABLES AT HOME. 

You are responsible for any deductions and/or co-pays at the time of service.  If you are unsure of your insurance co-pays or deductions please contact your insurance company.  We do accept all major credit cards, checks and cash.

Evening Before Surgery

Do not eat or drink anything after midnight, unless otherwise instructed.

Shower or bathe the night before or the morning of surgery.

Total Joint Patients, please follow preoperative instructions given to you.

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