Frequently Asked Questions
We hope that this list of frequently asked questions will address many of your concerns.
If you still have questions, speak with your physician or call us at 814.234.6750.
There are many important factors to consider when choosing a surgical center:
- Certification of facility
- Certification of physicians and staff
- Skills of the employees
- Cost-effectiveness of facility
- Cleanliness and overall look of facility
- Location of facility (proximity to hotels for patient's family)
- Friendliness and efficiency of staff
- Services available
- Types of anesthesia used
We offer a full range of elective, same-day surgical services, and our top-notch team of surgeons and staff use the most advanced technology and procedures. In addition, we provide the best comfort and conveniences possible.
Ask your primary care physician to schedule you at Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center for same-day surgeries and procedures.
Typically, patients can expect to spend about three hours at the Surgical Center on the day of their surgery.
We advise all patients to check with their insurance providers for information on whether their plans cover their surgery at Mount Nittany Health Surgical Center. Most major insurance plans are accepted. For information on payment plan options, call us at 814.234.6750 or toll-free at 888.440.2272.
The safest way to receive anesthesia is on an empty stomach. Eating or drinking after the restricted times given to you by the physician's office will result in the cancellation of surgery for your safety.
The schedule may change so calling the day before ensures that you will be given an accurate appointment time.
Yes; visitors are allowed in the pre-operative and post-operative areas.
At the end of the surgery, the surgeon will meet with your responsible adult to discuss how the surgery went and the status of your condition.