Patient Information

Preparing for Outpatient Surgery

The Madison Surgery Center staff is fully trained and experienced to provide you with quality care during your stay with us. Before the day of your procedure, please complete the online Patient Medical History Form.

We schedule our patients to arrive at MSC one hour prior to their procedure time to enable our staff to complete your preparation for your surgery.

Take time a few days before your scheduled procedure to make special arrangements for:

  1. A babysitter. If you have children, ask someone to sit with your children.
  2. A family member or friend to accompany you to the center. You must have a responsible adult remain at the facility during your procedure.
  3. If the patient is a child, both parents are welcome to accompany the child to the Surgery Center.
  4. Please review the Pre-Operative Instruction Sheet and Checklist Before Leaving Home prior to your arrival to aide you in preparing for your procedure.

On the Day of Your Procedure:

Patients are admitted to the Pre-Operative area where you will be cared for by a Registered Nurse. The anesthesiologist will meet with you before surgery to discuss the anesthetic plan.


Please limit the number of family/friends you bring with you to the Center. We allow one visitor 14 years of age or older to wait with the patient prior to your procedure. One visitor over the age of 14 years old will be allowed in the Post-Operative area after the Procedure. If the patient is a child both parents will be allowed in the Pre-Op and Post-Operative areas.

If you have any questions, contact a nurse by calling 256-772-6014 from 7:30 a. m. until 4 p.m.

*Important information for patients taking GLP-1 antagonist medications  — PLEASE READ the following:*

From our Medical Director:

If you are a patient taking one of the GLP-1 antagonist medications listed below you are at an increased risk of peri-procedure regurgitation and aspiration given the drug’s associated delay in gastric emptying. Until we have more guidance and experience with these at-risk patients, we will mandate that the weekly injectable GLP-1 agonists be held 7 days prior to the day of procedure. Any patient that has not followed this guidance could be subject to rescheduling. Please notify your MD if you are taking one of these medications so your procedure can be scheduled at least 7 days after your last dosage. See below for a list of these medications:

• Dulaglutide (Trulicity)
• Exenatide (Byetta)
• Exenatide extended release (Bydureon BCise)
• Liraglutide (Victoza, Saxenda)
• Lixisenatide (Adlyxin)
• Semaglutide (Ozempic, Rybelsus)
• Albiglutide (Tanzeum)
• Tirzepatide (Mounjaro)
• Wegovy (semaglutide)

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For your convenience, your entire pre-registration process can be completed online using our secure Patient Portal.

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