Your physician has scheduled you for surgery at Desert Cliffs Surgery Center, a facility licensed by the state of Arizona, credentialed by Medicare, and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) since 1999.


A member of our staff will call you 3-5 days prior to surgery to review your medical, surgical, and anesthesia history and all medications you are taking and answer any questions you may have.

Surgery Preparation and Arrival

*Please arrive one hour prior to your scheduled surgery time.

*DO NOT eat or drink anything after midnight the night before surgery unless otherwise directed by your physician.

*DO NOT smoke or chew gum the morning of surgery.

*DO NOT wear jewelry or bring any valuables with you.

* Please remove ALL body piercings (including earrings) prior to surgery and leave them at home.

*DO NOT wear make-up, lotion, or perfume the day of surgery.

*DO bring a case for glasses, contacts, or hearing aids.

*DO wear loose fitting clothing that is easy to remove and put back on.

*DO arrange for someone to drive you home following surgery.

*DO arrange for someone to be with you the remainder of the day following surgery.

Day of Surgery


Upon arrival you will be warmly greeted by a member of our staff and asked to review and sign several consent forms. A copy of your insurance card may be obtained for billing. Any necessary preparations for surgery will then be made.


Immediately following surgery, you will be admitted into our Post-Anesthesia Unit and cared for directly by one of our highly qualified registered nursing staff. Your health and comfort is our highest priority.


After surgery and a short recovery, you will be discharged upon direction of your physician. Further discharge instructions will be provided by our registered nursing staff. Please be sure you have complete understanding of the discharge instructions and feel free to ask questions if you are unsure of anything.