Outpatient Surgery

Hattiesburg, MS

Lowery A. Woodall Outpatient Surgery Center
1 Lincoln Parkway, Suite 100
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Lowery A. Woodall Outpatient Surgery Center
1 Lincoln Parkway, Suite 100
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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Monday - Friday
6 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Contact Us

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    Your Scheduled Surgery

    From your first contact with our facility to the nurse follow-up phone call the day after your procedure, we hope you will be pleased with the professionalism and friendliness of everyone you meet at Lowery A. Woodall Outpatient Surgery Center. We make every effort possible to provide for your privacy and safety while in our center. If at any time you have concerns, please let us know.

    A registered nurse from our facility will attempt to contact you prior to your surgery to obtain your medical history. If you have additional questions or have not received a call within 24 hours of your surgery, please call (601) 579-3408. In the event you call and one of our team members is unavailable, please leave a message and we will call you back.

    For questions concerning deposits, co-insurance and pre-certification, contact your surgeon’s office.

    Preparing for Surgery

    Outpatient surgery is a team effort, and we consider you to be the most important member of our team. By following a few simple rules, you can help us make your surgery a safer procedure.

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    The Day of Your Surgery

    You will be instructed by your surgeon’s office on what time to arrive for your procedure. Our goal is for you to arrive at the facility approximately one hour prior to your surgery. However, delays may occur that are beyond our control.

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    Going Home

    Due to possible anesthesia side effects:

    • Do not drive for 24 hours. You must have a responsible adult driver (18 years or older) available to take you home.
    • You will need a responsible adult with you at least the first 24 hours after your surgery.
    • It is normal for you to feel drowsy and tired after your surgery. You should not plan any activities for at least the day of surgery.
    • Eat light after surgery and gradually increase your diet as tolerated.
    • Do not be alarmed if you experience mild nausea. If it continues and you are unable to keep down liquids, notify your surgeon.
    • No alcohol should be consumed for 24 hours after anesthesia or while taking pain medication.
    • If you are given general anesthesia, you may have a slightly scratchy throat from the breathing tube.
    • Do not sign legal papers for 24 hours.
    • Pain medicine should be taken with food.
    • In addition to your paper copy, your discharge instructions may be accessed on Iris, Hattiesburg Clinic’s patient portal.
    We encourage you to watch our discharge instruction video prior to your procedure.

    Patient Discharge Video

    Notify your doctor if you experience any of the following:

    • Difficulty breathing or croupy cough
    • A temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or above
    • Numbness, discoloration or a change in temperature of an arm or leg that has been operated on
    • Difficulty or inability to urinate
    • Nausea and vomiting that lasts longer than 24 hours
    • Pain not controlled with medication
    • Increased swelling around the incision
    • Redness or foul-smelling drainage from the incision
    • Bleeding that you are concerned is too much

    Especially for Kids

    We understand that children have special needs when faced with surgery. The staff at Lowery A. Woodall Outpatient Surgery Center is here to help and answer any questions regarding your child’s surgery.

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    Electronic Device Use Policy

    In order to protect the privacy and safety of our patients and visitors while in our facility, our cell phone and electronic device use policy is as follows:

    Acceptable Activities:

    • Playing games
    • Reading
    • “Surfing” the internet
    • Talking and texting friends

    Unacceptable Activities:
    No video, recording or pictures should be taken of other patients, visitors or staff members without their prior knowledge and consent.

    Advance Directive/Living Will Policy

    To provide the health care team members information to assist them in working with patients who have Advance Directives.

    It is required by Mississippi Law that the provider or facility notifies a patient and/or patient’s representative/surrogate of the Lowery A. Woodall (LAW) Statement of Limitations regarding the Advance Directive/Living Will.

    If a patient who is to receive a procedure at LAW presents the staff with an Advance Directive/Living Will, the patient and/or patient representative/surrogate must be advised of the LAW Statement of Limitations, which is based on reasons of conscience.

    The Statement of Limitations is: It is the policy of LAW to always resuscitate a patient and transfer that patient to the hospital, in the event of deterioration. The hospital can determine when to implement these elements of the Advanced Directive/Living Will, once the patient and their representative/surrogate notify them of the Advanced Directive/Living Will.

    The patient and/or patient representative/surrogate will sign an acknowledgement that they received notice of Advance Directives and LAW Statement of Limitations prior to the procedure.

    Patients who disagree with this policy must address the issue with the attending physician/anesthesiologist prior to the signing of the form, acknowledging and understanding of the policy LAW Statement of Limitations regarding the Advance Directive/Living Will.

    Patient Grievances

    Every patient, patient representative or surrogate has the right to express disagreement/file a grievance without risk of discrimination. If a grievance is filed, you will receive a written response within 15 days. The patient/representative/surrogate decision-maker has the right to express disagreement/file a grievance by contacting:

    Lowery A. Woodall Outpatient Surgery Center
    Director of Nursing
    1 Lincoln Parkway, Suite 100, Hattiesburg, MS 39402
    Phone: (601) 579-3400

    Mississippi State Department of Health
    Bureau Director of Health Facilities Licensure and Certification
    P.O. Box 1700, Jackson, MS 39215-1700
    Hotline: 1 (800) 227-7308
    Local: (601) 364-1100

    Medicare Beneficiary Ombudsman
    Phone: 1 (800) 633-4227

    Patient Rights and Responsibilities

    Lowery A. Woodall Outpatient Surgery Center recognizes the rights and responsibilities of each and every patient.

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    Patient Survey

    Thank you for choosing Lowery A. Woodall Outpatient Surgery Center. You may receive a Patient Satisfaction Survey via mail or e-mail. Please fill it out and return it. Your input on the survey is very important to us and allows us to make improvements for the future. All suggestions are welcome.

    Video Resources

    Patient Discharge Instructions
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