FAQ

These are some of the questions we are asked most often by patients at Andover Surgery Center. If you don’t see the answer you need here, please give us a call at (316) 440-3200.

What insurance plans do you accept?
We accept all major insurance plans as well as Care Credit. Please call (316) 440-3200 with any questions about financial arrangements.
Why can’t I eat or drink on the day of surgery?
There is a potential for the contents of the stomach to come up and go into your lungs while under anesthesia, which can be life threatening. We ask you not to eat or drink for your safety.
Can I wear my piercings during my surgery?
We ask that all piercings (oral, body, and ear) be removed during surgery to prevent any risk for harm.
Will I have a payment?
We do require a payment at time of service. Our reception team will contact you with payment information.
Why do I need a driver?
Anesthesia can be in your system for up to 24 hours, this can make driving a safety hazard for you and others.
How long should I expect to be there?
Surgery times vary based on procedure. Expect to spend 1-1.5 hours in Pre-Op and an additional 1-2 hours in recovery.
Will I need to do a pregnancy test?
We will perform a pregnancy test on all patients of childbearing age to ensure that you are not currently pregnant.
Does my driver need to stay?
We request that your driver stay on premise for the entirety of your surgery so that the surgeon can give them information once the surgery is done.
What do I need to bring?
Please bring your photo ID, insurance card, payment method, and comfortable loose-fitting clothing.
What should I leave at home?
Please leave any valuables at home including jewelry/piercings, contacts, pets, firearms.
Can I expect to go home on the same day as my surgery?
Yes, our facility is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We do not offer overnight care.
When will I receive my prescription?
Prescriptions are given at the discretion of the surgeon. If one is given to you it will either be in the surgeon’s office before surgery or during recovery.
Can I go into surgery with my child?
No. For the safety of the patient and staff we do not allow visitors in the operating room. You will be allowed to be in the pre-op and post-op with your child.
What if I’m sick within two days of my surgery?
Please contact your surgeon’s office and the Surgery Center for more instructions. There is a potential that your surgery could be postponed.