Health Services

Ambulatory Surgery Care Unit (ASU)

 You’re scheduled for surgery now what?
  • After you schedule your surgery with your clinic, you will need to go to the Admissions and Dispositions (A&D) office, located on the 1st floor of the hospital near the main entrance to register for your surgery. This must be done prior to your pre-operative interview. If you skip this part your interview may be delayed resulting in your surgery date being cancelled or changes. 

Preoperative Interview
  • Once your surgery has been scheduled and you have been to A&D, an appointment will be made for you to have a preoperative interview. This may be done by phone or face-to-face depending on our assessment of your medical needs. During this interview, a member of our nursing staff will talk with you about your upcoming surgery and obtain important needed for care. In some cases, you may be asked to have blood work, x-rays or other tests that are essential, completed BEFORE surgery.

***You must call (912) 435-6066 or 435-6064 the day prior to your surgery, between 2-4 p.m. to confirm your report time.

The Day Before Surgery
  • Do not eat or drink anything
  • It is ok to brush your teeth but do not swallow any water. If you eat or drink anything your surgery may be cancelled or postponed
  • Only take medications if anesthesia instructed you to with small sips of water
  • Please leave all valuables at home
  • Remove all jewelry including body piercings
  • Bring a container for dentures, bridges, partials or plates
  • Wear glasses or bring a case to remove your contacts
  • Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing
Canceling Your Surgery
If you decide to cancel your surgery, it is extremely important that you notify the clinic that scheduled you for surgery. You may also contact the Ambulatory Surgery Care Unit at 912-435-6066/6064.  
Day After Surgery
You will get a call from a nurse the day after your surgery to check on how you are feeling and to follow up with questions you may have in regards to your post-op care. Your job is to rest, relax, recover and follow your Doctor’s orders.
 
Helpful Tips
  • Labs and Radiology may be done as a walk in at Tuttle Army Health Clinic. Please call (912) 315-6464 prior to your arrival.
  • In the event of an emergency your surgery may be delayed. Please bring reading material or something to occupy your time while you are waiting.
  • Patient and one visitor at a time allowed in room. Children may have both parents in the room.
  • Remember to bring your ID and ensure your escort has their ID.
  • Don’t forget your CPAP if you are asked to bring it.
We appreciate the opportunity to help you in your recovery. We are always available for any questions or concerns that you may have. Our primary objective is to provide you with the best care.

Contact Us

Phone: (Area Code 912)

ASU Front Desk: 435-6066, 435-6064

General Surgery: 435-5515, 435-5991

Ortho/Podiatry: 435-5254, 435-6799, 435-7067

Physical Therapy: 435-6780

Tuttle Physical Therapy: 435-2011

Occupational Therapy: 435-5676

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