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Frequently Asked Questions

A nurse from the surgery center will contact you the day before your surgery to review your medical history, give you a time of surgery, and provide instructions. If your surgery date follows directly after a holiday a nurse will contact you on the prior business day.

A nurse will contact you 5-7 days prior to your surgery date to review instructions for bowel prep and diet.

Yes, it is vital that you complete all your prep within the time frame given to you by the nurse. Completing the prep is what allows for visualization of the colon. If the prep is not completed, your procedure may be cancelled.

You cannot have anything to eat or drink after midnight prior to your surgery day. This is extremely important for safe patient care.

We generally request that you take your medication before leaving home. However, there are some medications that need to be stopped prior to surgery such as blood thinners. Diabetic medications will be individualized. A nurse will contact you prior to your surgery to review your medication(s) to inform you of what medications you can take. If instructed to take medications prior to surgery please take with very minimal amount of water.

If you are currently taking any blood thinners, please visit with your surgeon or family doctor at least 1-2 weeks prior to surgery to receive instructions to see if and when these can be stopped for the surgery.

Every patient must be accompanied by a responsible adult older than 18 years old. Only two people at a time will be allowed back into the patient’s room. They will be allowed to be in your room with you before surgery and will be allowed to be with you after the surgery when the patient is awake.

When a patient is a child often two parents and/or guardians, and sometimes more, will accompany him or her to the Center. We will do our best to accommodate everyone; however, only two will be permitted into the patient room at a time.

For any questions about your billing or payments please contact Parkway surgery center at 208-785-5100.

It is always a good idea to check with your insurance company and notify them of your surgery to make sure it will be covered. Our Patient Financial Center will also be contacting your insurance company prior to the procedure. For any questions about insurance information please call them at 208-557-2710.

Yes, it is likely to receive more than one bill for your surgery. Physicians/Providers involved in your care are not employees of Parkway Surgery Center and will bill separately for their services. If you have questions about those bills please contact their office. Here is a list of providers that may send you separate bills if their service is provided during your surgery.

SURGEON: You will receive a separate bill from your physician/surgeon and his/her assistants.

ANESTHESIOLOGY: This provider will administer anesthesia for your procedure and you will receive a separate bill from their office.

RADIOLOGIST: All x-rays ordered by your physician are read and interpreted by a radiologist. You will receive a separate bill for the radiologist’s services.

PATHOLOGIST: All laboratory procedures and tests ordered by your physician are carefully supervised and interpreted by a pathologist outside of Parkway Surgery Center.