Prepare for Your Visit

To allow us to deliver the best possible care and service, there are a few steps you will need to complete prior to your procedure.

Please select the appropriate tab below based on your procedure type and carefully read all instructions.

These requirements are designed to ensure your health and safety. Failure to comply with all requirements may result in cancellation of your procedure.

Prior to Surgery

TO DOs

  • Have a pre-operative history and physical within 30 days of your surgery. Surgery will be cancelled without an up-to-date history and physical. Pre-op reports should be faxed to Burnsville Surgery Center at 952-222-1817.
  • Wash daily for three days before your surgery with an antibacterial soap, such as Hibiclens, which can be purchased at most pharmacies without a prescription.
  • Arrange to have a responsible driver over the age of 18 drive you home after your surgery and care for you for the next 24 hours. The driver must be willing to take medical responsibility for you on the drive home. This can be done by a family member, friend, or a paid medical transport van.
  • Non-medical, paid transport, such as taxis, Uber, Lyft, etc., are NOT acceptable options for your ride home.

Failure to have an appropriate ride home or someone to supervise you for the next 24 hours will result in your surgery being rescheduled.

Do not eat or drink ANYTHING after midnight on the day of your procedure. This includes gum, mints, hard candy, etc.

  • One exception – You may consume clear liquids (including water) until six hours before your procedure.

Do NOT consume alcohol or any form of tobacco within 24 hours of your procedure.

Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your surgery.

You will receive a call from one of our nurses two days before surgery to review your health history, medications, and pre-operative instructions.

If there are any changes in your physical condition, such as a cold, fever or respiratory problems please notify the Surgery Center immediately.

Day of Surgery

TO DOs

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Take any prescription medications you have been advised to take with a small sip of water.
  • Items to bring:
    • Photo ID
    • Insurance card
    • Any relevant workers compensation paperwork.
  • Items not to bring:
    • Jewelry (including body piercings)
    • Valuables

    Burnsville Surgery Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Wearing contact lenses is not advised. If you do wear them to the surgery center, please bring your storage case with you as you may be asked to remove them

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

A nurse will bring you back to the pre-op area, where they will have you sign consent forms, check your vitals, have you change into a gown, and start an IV.

If you are having MAC sedation, the anesthesia specialist will meet with you to discuss an anesthesia plan before your injection.

You will have a brief meeting with the surgeon who will answer any remaining questions you may have.

As a safety precaution, you will be asked to identify yourself and the procedure being performed several times by different staff members.

The surgical staff will take you back to the operating room when it is time for your procedure.

The length of each surgery depends on many factors. We always take the amount of time necessary to provide each patient with optimal care. Individual wait times may vary.

After Surgery

Your surgeon will speak to your family to let them know how your surgery went. It is advised to have a family member stay at the Surgery Center during your visit.

Your care team will provide post-operative care instructions.

We will attempt to call you the day after surgery to check in with you and to answer any questions that you may have.

If you have any unexpected problems, please contact your surgeon. Their phone number will be given to you at the time of discharge.

Thank you for choosing Burnsville Surgery Center

Questions? Give us a call: 952-222-1818

Find our surgery center: DIRECTIONS & MAP

Prior to Injection

TO DOs

  • If you are having Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) sedation, a pre-operative history and physical within 30 days of the procedure is needed. In some cases, this pre-operative exam needs to be done on a different day before the injection while in other cases it may be done at the surgery center just before your injection. This should be clarified by your provider at the clinic appointment when the injection is ordered.
    • If it was not clarified, please call the surgery center at 952-222-1818.
    • All pre-operative history and physicals that are done in advance should be faxed to Burnsville Surgery Center at 952-222-1817.
  • If you are having oral sedation – Valium (Diazepam) – We DO encourage you to eat prior to your injection.
  • Wash daily for three days before your surgery with an antibacterial soap, such as Hibiclens, which can be purchased at most pharmacies without a prescription.
  • For most spine injections, you will need to have a responsible adult drive you home after your injection. Your provider should clarify transportation requirements when ordering the injection.
    • If this was not explained at your appointment, please call the surgery center at 952-222-1818.

    You may choose a friend or relative to drive you home, or you may use a paid transport service, such as a taxi, Uber, Lyft, etc. Unlike with surgical procedures, your driver is NOT required to take medical responsibility for you, so regular paid transport is allowed.

    If your injection does require a driver, and you come to the surgery center without one, we will have to reschedule your procedure.

If you are having MAC sedation, do not eat or drink ANYTHING (including clear liquids) for 6 hours before your procedure. This includes gum, mints, hard candy, etc.

Do NOT consume alcohol or any form of tobacco within 24 hours of your procedure.

Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your procedure.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

If you were instructed to take any medication before your injection, you may take those with a small sip of water.

If there are any changes in your physical condition, such as a cold, fever or respiratory problems please notify the Surgery Center immediately.

Day of Injection

TO DOs

  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Take any prescription medications you have been advised to take with a small sip of water.
  • Items to bring:
    • Photo ID
    • Insurance card
    • Any relevant workers compensation paperwork.
  • Items not to bring:
    • Jewelry (including body piercings)
    • Valuables

    Burnsville Surgery Center is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Wearing contact lenses is not advised. If you do wear them to the surgery center, please bring your storage case with you as you may be asked to remove them.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

A nurse will bring you back to the pre-op area, where they will have you sign consent forms, check your vitals, have you change into a gown, and start an IV.

If you are having MAC sedation, the anesthesia specialist will meet with you to discuss an anesthesia plan before your injection.

You will have a brief meeting with the surgeon who will answer any remaining questions you may have.

As a safety precaution, you will be asked to identify yourself and the procedure being performed several times by different staff members.

The nursing staff will take you back to the procedure room when it is time for your injection.

The length of each injection depends on many factors. We always take the amount of time necessary to provide each patient with optimal care.

Individual wait times may vary.

After Surgery

Your care team will provide post-injection care instructions.
We will attempt to call you the day after your injection to check in with you and to answer any questions that you may have.

If you have any unexpected problems, please contact your surgeon. Their phone number will be given to you at the time of discharge.

Thank you for choosing Burnsville Surgery Center

Questions? Give us a call: 952-222-1818

Find our surgery center: DIRECTIONS & MAP