Important Information

General and specialty surgical services in Southern Nevada

Sunrise Hospital is known to be a leading hospital for specialty and general surgical services. Our staff is fully committed to providing excellent medical care and we will make every effort to meet your individual needs.

Our hospital for specialty surgery offers services such as:

Surgical preparation and care

Your surgeons and their staff will coordinate a date and time with Sunrise Hospital for your procedure. Instructions specific to your procedure will be provided to you by your surgeon’s office.

Pre-surgical preparation

As a surgical patient of Sunrise Hospital, you will be included in a process that we have designed to best prepare for your day of surgery.

  • Financial Responsibility: As pre-registration counselor will contact you to discuss any questions pertaining to the financial responsibility for your procedure.
If you have any further financial questions, you may contact a financial counselor at (702) 961-9051.
  • Pre-procedural testing: Before most surgical procedures, there are required medical tests that must be completed. This will be dependent on your surgeon's instructions and orders. Sunrise Hospital has a designated pre-admissions center to perform these diagnostic tests within the appropriate time frame prior to your surgical procedure.
Please call to schedule your pre-admission testing appointment by calling (702) 304-3151.

Day of surgery

Your physician will inform you of the time to arrive at the hospital. During pre-admission, you will be instructed exactly where to report on the day of your surgery. To best prepare for your day of surgery we have provided useful information below to answer most commonly asked questions on how to prepare for your day of surgery.

  • Food and drink: No food or drink (including water) is allowed starting at midnight the night of your surgery, unless your physician writes specific orders otherwise. Patients must not eat anything during recovery and you must avoid smoking 12 to 24 hours before surgery because it may interfere with anesthesia. Check with your physician regarding daily medicines you take.
  • Medications: Bring a list of any medications you are taking, along with the dosages.
  • Attire: You should wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing such as lounge wear or a warm-up suit. Do not wear contact lenses, makeup or lotions.
  • Valuables: It is important to leave all valuables such as money (other than required payments or deposits), jewelry or any article of unusual value or small size at home. You should only bring items that are needed while at the facility such as hearing aids, glasses or important documents.
  • Parking: Valet and patient parking lots are available on the south side of campus by the entrance to the Children’s Hospital.
  • Childcare: An adult must accompany children under the age of 18 at all times. Children must wait in the waiting room with adult supervision while the patient remains in recovery.
  • Admission: The admitting department is located in suite 107 of the medical office building directly outside the entrance to the Children’s Hospital and the emergency department. When arriving, follow the signs to admitting where you will check in with a registration specialist.
  • Registration: All necessary information will be verified.
  • Surgical waiting: Please sign in with the patient surgical services representative. Shortly after arrival, a designated staff member will greet you in the surgical waiting area and accompany you to the pre-procedural area.
  • Pre-Procedural Care Unit (PPCU): A registered nurse will be assigned to you and prepare you for your procedure. Expect to meet with your physician and anesthesiologist at this time.
  • Surgery/Operating room: Your operating room RN will greet you in the PPCU and transport you to the operating room in Surgery where your surgical procedure will take place.

After your surgical procedure

After your surgical operation, we try to make your recovery process as smooth as possible:

  • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU/Recovery): After leaving the operating room you will be comfortably resting in the area of recovery. Your recovery nurse will closely monitor your progress and direct you from there.
  • Patient updates: Family members and loved ones can stay regularly updated during the procedure via the monitor in the waiting room.

Unless you are staying overnight, you will remain in a recovery area until your physician discharges you. You will need to arrange for transportation home. Patients are usually discharged within a few hours of their procedure and should not drive within 24 hours after receiving sedation. Patients are often still sleepy at the time of discharge and should plan on going home and resting for the remainder of the day.

A written copy of the discharge instructions will be given to the adult who accompanies you. These instructions should be read when you get home and are more alert.