This page will answer some of your questions about what to expect during
your procedure. The information is important, so please read it carefully
and share it with someone who will be taking care of you at home after
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Surgery Center
525 Doyle Park Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
We are located on the second floor of 525 Doyle Park Drive. There is an
elevator at ground level which will take you to the registration area
and waiting room.
Preparing for Your Surgery
Important things to remember:
Do NOT eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery.
This includes water, food, coffee, any liquids, chewing tobacco, and candy
such as breath mints, etc. This is for your own safety and is essential
since your surgery may be canceled if you eat or drink after midnight.
You may brush your teeth and rinse your mouth, but do not swallow any water.
These same restrictions apply to children. Children under 10 years of
age should not even brush their teeth on the day of surgery.
You can prepare for surgery by not smoking.
Smoking produces mucous and increases the chance of complications. Patients
who have asthma, emphysema or bronchitis should avoid cigarettes completely
for at least 48 hours before surgery. The Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Surgery Center is a smoke-free environment.
- To ensure your safety, you MUST arrange for someone to take you home and
stay with you.
You should take your usual morning blood pressure and heart medicines with
a sip of water.
We encourage you to list your medications and any questions you may have
so that you will have them available at the time of your telephone interview
with the pre-admissions nurse.
- If you wear contact lenses, please bring a container for the lenses or
wear your glasses on the day of your procedure.
Please leave valuables such as jewelry, wallet or purse at home.
All jewelry, including wedding rings and any body piercing, must be removed
prior to surgery to ensure your safety.
- If you develop a cold, persistent cough, fever or other health problem,
or if you need to cancel your surgery, please notify your physician.
Please complete the Pre-Admission form as soon as possible and mail to
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in the self-addressed stamped envelope provided.
It is very important to have any pre-operative lab or other tests ordered
by your surgeon completed at least one week prior to surgery.
Our lab is located within the Admissions Department at Santa Rosa Memorial
Hospital, 1165 Montgomery Drive. The lab is open 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. If you use an outside
lab, have them fax results to 707-547-4648.
Before your procedure, we will need a copy of your insurance cards. We
accept co-pay and deductible payments by Visa and MasterCard, check, and
cash. Or, payment arrangements may be made in advance with Patient Financial
After we have received your registration information, you will be contacted
to set a time for a telephone interview with a pre-operative nurse. The
appointment will be three to seven days prior to your surgery. We’re
looking forward to making your outpatient surgery experience as comfortable
Our Surgery Center is committed to the health and well-being of our patients
and their families. Our staff combines the best of professionalism, technology
Entrances to our parking lot are on Montgomery Drive and Doyle Park Drive,
and are marked. Reserved parking is available in front of our building.
Parking for people with disabilities and a covered area for patient drop
off and pick up are located on the ground level of our building.