About

Blue Water Surgery Center

Medicare-certified Ambulatory Surgery Center

Caring for your health is our primary concern. We are a part of the national network of ambulatory surgical centers, guided by dedicated physicians and healthcare professionals. We provide excellence in healthcare while offering one-day surgeries at competitive prices.

At Blue Water Surgery Center, we strive to provide exceptional care in a warm, personalized setting when you need a surgical procedure that does not require hospitalization. Our facility is certified by Medicare and is licensed by the state of Florida. We are also accredited by AAAHC.

Our staff is ready to answer any questions you may have regarding outpatient surgery.

Preparing for Surgery

Our procedure

Important Tips

Please be sure to talk to the doctor about any daily medication that you are currently taking, especially for conditions related to the heart, diabetes, or blood pressure. Let them know if you are using any over-the-counter drugs such as Aspirin, Acetaminophen, Advil, Motrin, herbal supplements, or vitamins. Your doctor will give you instructions about taking any medication before surgery.

Please remember to fill in and bring the patient kit that you received from your doctor’s office. If you have misplaced those forms, you can follow the link to patient forms where you can print an extra copy.

The Night before Surgery

The night before the surgery, please do not eat or drink anything after midnight, including water, for your own safety. This includes hard candy, gum, or prescription drugs unless directed by your doctor. Undigested food in the stomach may cause complications, and your surgery is likely to be delayed if you forget to follow any of these instructions.

At Blue Water Surgery Center, we want to ensure that you have the best possible experience. If you have any questions, you can reach out to our staff.

Day of Surgery

Important Notes

What to Expect on the Day of the Surgery

  • Take a bath or shower in the morning before your surgery to minimize the risk of infection. You can also brush your teeth or use mouthwash. However, remember not to swallow any water.
  • Refrain from smoking after midnight of the day preceding your surgery.

Notify Your Doctor Immediately

  • If, for any reason, you cannot keep to your scheduled appointment for surgery.
  • If you suspect that you are pregnant.
  • If you experience any change in your health, such as a cough, fever, or a cold.

Quick Checklist for the Day of Your Surgery

  • Since you cannot drive yourself home when your surgery is completed, be sure to have an adult present to drive you home and provide care for 24 hours.
  • Leave all valuables, including jewelry, watches, and body piercings at home. We are not responsible for lost belongings.
  • Bring any deposits or copays.
  • Carry your insurance card and photo ID so we may adequately bill your insurance carrier.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Do not wear contact lenses or make-up.
  • Bring all completed preregistration forms available from the website.
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Arriving at Blue Water Surgery Center

Prior to your procedure you will receive a call informing you of your arrival time. Please plan to arrive early and check-in upon arrival and have a seat in our waiting room. The admissions representative will confirm and complete all the necessary paperwork with you. Once completed, one of our nurses will take you back to the pre-op area to prepare for surgery.

Your nurse will escort you to a pre-op area where you will be asked to wear a particular dress, cap, and slippers. Your clothes and other personal belongings will be kept safe.

Main Procedure

Anesthesia Care Team

Anesthesia services are provided by board certified Anesthesia Providers who are highly qualified in all aspects of outpatient anesthesia. Before surgery, your Anesthesia Provider will examine you and answer any questions you may have.

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Recovery

After Surgery

What Happens After My Surgery?

While you're in the operating room, you'll be transferred to a bed, then wheeled to the recovery room. The nurses will frequently check your blood pressure, pulse, and respiration rate. Medicines for pain or nausea may be given.

Since many patients feel slightly disoriented after surgery, your nurse will first ensure that the surgery is completed and that you are safe in the recovery room. You will stay there for a minimum of 30 minutes to one hour, or until you are ready to be discharged.

If your condition permits,  you will be offered water, carbonated beverage, Juice and a small snack.

How Will I Feel?

How you feel depends on the complexity of your procedure, how long you were in the operating room, your pain threshold, and what type of anesthesia you were given. Each person responds differently to surgery and the effects of anesthesia.

It is essential to communicate with your nurse to let her know if you need pain medication or have particular concerns.

Children & Surgery

For a child, the prospect of surgery can be very frightening. To help you put your child at ease, we invite you to schedule a tour of our center before surgery by directly calling us at (772) 873-6700.

If your child is scheduled to have surgery, we encourage you to bring his or her favorite toy for extra comfort.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • One or both parents or legal guardians must remain at Blue Water Surgery Center with their child.
  • If the child is under 18, the parent or legal guardian must sign release permits for the surgery.
  • On the day of the surgery, legal guardians must bring written proof of legal guardianship. Without the documentation, surgery may be delayed.
  • Please leave your children (who are not undergoing surgery) at home, as your child (who has to undergo surgery) will need your undivided attention.

For Your Child’s Comfort

  • Children can bring a favorite stuffed toy or their security blanket with them.
  • If your child can not drink from a cup, please carry an empty bottle, a milk bottle, or their favorite sippy cup.
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