SurgCenter of The Potomac
6500 Rock Spring Drive Suite 100, Bethesda MD 20817
SurgCenter of The Potomac Packet
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
3600 Joseph Siewick Drive, 2 nd Floor Fairfax VA 22033
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Packet
Steps on how to schedule surgery
Disclaimer – Every surgery and patient has its own set of factors and no two surgeries or patients are exactly the same. Below is intended as a guide for the process for scheduling surgeries, but there are exceptions.
Step 1 – What is your best contact number?
Scheduling surgery could be a complex task because there is coordination between your surgeon, your primary care physician, and the hospital. Sometimes there are additional people involved, like additional consults, preoperative departments,
radiology centers, etc. Having the right number, will decrease the chance of confusion.
Step 2 – What is your preferred date and location?
First determine when you want your procedure to be done. Some patients prefer date over location, some patients prefer location over date. It is always good to have first and second options for availability. Once we know your preference, Next
Journey will then call either the hospital or the surgical facility in order to confirm that there is availability for those dates. We cannot guarantee a date or time until after talking to the location where you will have surgery.
Step 3 – How do you contact us?
Several options are provided below:
Schedule On-line: Log into Privia Patient Portal.
Step 4 – Do you need your medical clearance?
Very often we will need you to obtain preoperative clearance from your primary care physician, cardiologist or any other potential doctors before you can be cleared for surgery. Once you select a preferred date, it is recommended that you also look
to schedule an appointment with your primary care before that date. Typically, medical clearance should be done within 30 days of your surgical day.
Step 5 – Do you need a surgery packet?
Once the surgery date has been set you will receive a surgical packet of information that will give you arrival time surgery, start time, hospital address, and all other protocols for the hospitals and surgery centers. The surgical packet will also provide details of what medications you should stop taking before the week of surgery period (full list at the bottom of this page), contact information, and a reminder to DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING 8 HOURS BEFORE YOUR SURGERY.
If your surgery is at the hospital, please arrive 3 hours before your surgical time.
If your surgery is at the Surgcenter, please arrive 1-2 hour before your surgical time to give you enough time to register and be prepped for surgery.
Please have any preoperative lab results/notes/clearances sent to Fax # 571-441-5201 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org Please contact Next Journey Orthopaedics ASAP should you need to cancel or reschedule your surgery.
In an effort to create easier ways to schedule surgery, we are offering an online feature. It is still a developing option. We apologize in advance if there is confusion or if the process is incomplete. There are several requirements, if your are going to use the On-Line Process.
Privia patient portal account
An office appointment with Dr. Scott
No earlier than 90 days before the surgery date.
There must be at least 1 week before your appointment time and the day of your
Steps for performing on-line surgical scheduling.
Log onto Privia Patient Portal
Look on Dr. Scott’s Surgery calendar (currently on Friday times are being offered)
Send us a message through patient portal that you want surgery, your best contact
number and your primary care contact number.
7 Days from surgery, it is recommended that you stop taking medications that can lead to
bleeding. Some hand surgeries can still be done (i.e., trigger finger release, finger/hand soft
tissue mass excision, carpal tunnel release, de Quervain’s release) without the need to stop
taking the below medications, but consult our office if you are unsure.
Aspirin (Any brand, all doses-including “baby aspirin”
Enoxaparin (Lovenox) Injection
Pentosan Polysulfate (Elmiron)
Rivaroxaban (Savasya, Xarelto)
NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS
Diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam)
Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, Rufen)
Ketoprofen (Orudis, Actron)
Naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan)
Salsalate (Salflex, Disalcid)
Trilisate (Salicylate Combination)
VITAMINS, HERBS AND DIET SUPPLEMENTS
Chinese Black Tree Fungus
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Evening Primrose Oil
Fish oils and other omega-3 fatty acids Garlic
Omega 3 Fatty Acids (FISH OIL)
St. John’s Wort
Vitamins C & E
White Willow Bark
Note: This list is not a comprehensive list. Specifically, the above list of natural supplements
is not intended as medical advice and should not replace the advice of a physician.