Patient Guide

For Your Surgery Day


  • Please arrange for transportation to Golden Springs Surgical Center on the day of surgery.
  • If your physician’s office is arranging for transportation assistance, please confirm with their offices prior to your surgery day.
  • Your driver must stay on site during your stay (parking lot and surrounding shopping center is acceptable)

Arrival Time

  • You will be notified by your physician/surgeon’s office of your arrival time. If you have not received notification, please call your physician’s office directly, or reach out to the surgery center to inquire about your appointment details.
  • If you need to cancel or reschedule your surgery, please call the surgery center as soon as possible at (760) 656-6111.


  • It is important for you to continue your medications on the morning of surgery, unless advised not to by your doctor or the pre-op nursing team.
  • Take your medications with a small sip of water.
  • Diabetics: Please check your blood sugar the morning of surgery.
  • IF you use an inhaler, please bring it with you.
  • A surgery center nurse will call you prior to surgery to review your medications and medical history.


  • The night before surgery, shower or bathe using a Chlorhexidine  soap (Hibiclens or other CHG soaps are acceptable). You may take a shower with regular soap before using Hibiclens.
  • Brush your teeth the day of surgery.
  • Dress in loose fitting/comfortable clothing.
  • DO NOT wear any make-up, contact lenses, or fragrances.
  • You may wear glasses and hearing aids, but be prepared to remove them prior to surgery.
  • Jewelry and valuables should be left at home.
  • If bringing a cell phone into the facility, they are to be powered off in the surgical area.

Bring to Surgery

Please bring the following items with you:

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance Card(s)
  • Co-pay
  • Eye drops (if needed)
  • Current list of medications