In order to provide the best care and avoid any last-minute cancellations, we require a medical history questionnaire to be completed. This is available online for your convenience and must be completed no later than 72 hours prior to scheduled surgical date.


This tool is part of the industry-leading, advanced technology system implementing HIPAA security for your information.

  • Please complete all sections
  • If a section does not apply, please select the check box for “No Issues”
  • Be sure to include your complete medical history including current conditions, prescription and over-the-counter medications (past and present), past medical conditions/surgeries

Upon receipt, someone from our team will call you regarding your appointment.

What You Will Need:

  • List of all medications
  • List of allergies and sensitivities
  • Name and date of previous surgeries
  • Your medical history

Pre-Operative Checklist

  • Attend all recommended/required medical appointments, including any pre-operative testing, if necessary.
  • Fill prescriptions from your surgeon.
  • Confirm your ride home from the surgery center. You must have a responsible adult to take you home and care for you 24 hours after your surgery. We do not permit patients to go home via public transportation (bus, Uber, Lyft, etc). If you do not have a ride and caretaker, your surgery will be cancelled.

Day Before Surgery

Food and Drink Instructions

  • No solid food, milk products, or alcohol after midnight.
  • Patients may drink 16 ounces of clear liquids up to two hours before surgery. Stop all liquids two hours before surgery begins.
  • Examples of clear liquids include:
    • Water
    • Tea
    • Carbonated drinks (Coke, 7-Up, etc.)
    • Fruit juice (no pulp) but no vegetable juice
    • Sports drink, excluding protein drinks
    • Coffee with sugar is okay but no milk, cream or other products
  • No gum or hard candy

Tobacco and Marijuana Products

  • No tobacco products – cigarettes, dip, chew, vaping, marijuana, e-cigs day of surgery
  • No marijuana products for 24 hours before or after surgery

Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 (GLP-1) Analogs (Ozempic and Similar Medications)

Patients taking Ozempic or other GLP-1 Analogs are advised to call the surgery center at 631-380-2710 for specific instructions in regard to food & drink surgery preparation.

Medications include, but are not limited to: Dulaglutide, Exenatide (ER or IR), Liraglutide (1.2mg/1.8mg or 3mg), Lixisenatide, Semaglutide, Trulicity, Bydureon BCise, Byetta, Saxenda, Victoza, Adlyxin, Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelsus, Canagliflozin (Invokana), Dapagliflozin (Farxiga), Empagliflozin (Jardiance), Bexagliflozin (Brenzavvy), and Ertugliflozin (Steglatro).

Responsible Adult

You must have someone here with you on the day of surgery. The person taking you home must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years old
  • This person must be available by phone while you have your surgery
  • Your responsible adult will be required to sign your discharge instructions, they will be in writing for you as well
  • They must drive you home

If You Are Diabetic

Check your blood sugar at home before coming in for surgery. If your blood sugar is less than 80 or more than 250, please call us at (631) 380-2710.

Other Instructions

  • Please notify your surgeon if you develop a fever or respiratory infection prior to your surgery
  • Please be careful to keep your surgery site free of blisters, bites, cuts, etc.
  • Please do not bring children to the surgery center. They will not be admitted to any clinical area, and children are not allowed to be unattended in the waiting area
  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing
  • For shoulder or hand surgery, wear a button-up shirt
  • Instructions personalized for you will be provided at the time of discharge

Day of Surgery

  • Stop drinking clear liquids 4 hours before your surgery time.
  • Report to the surgery center approximately 1½ hours prior to your scheduled surgery time (our pre-operative nurse will confirm the time the day before surgery).
  • Arrive promptly at the time instructed during your pre-op phone call. This will allow adequate time for all necessary admission procedures.
  • Please bring your insurance ID cards and photo ID. If special financial arrangements are necessary, please call the PrecisionCare Surgery Center prior to admission.
  • Leave jewelry and all valuables at home.
  • Remove body piercing jewelry. No false eyelashes.
  • Upon arrival, you will change into a hospital gown and slippers, which we provide. You will be asked to remove contact lenses, dentures, and any prosthesis. No cell phones are permitted in the patient care areas.
  • Be sure to bring any paperwork your doctor gave you such as test results or your medical history and a list of medications.

Day After Surgery

  • It is perfectly normal to feel discomfort in the area of the surgery. You may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness depending on the kind of anesthesia you received.
  • Your surgeon will provide specific instructions for care while recovering at home. In the event of difficulty, please call your surgeon.
  • For the first 24 hours following surgery, do not engage in strenuous activities, do not drink alcoholic beverages, drive or make any important decisions.
  • You will be asked to complete a questionnaire about the care you received. Your comments will enable us to continue to improve our services.


You will probably have some pain after your surgery. We will help manage this by using a combination of ice, nerve blocks, anti-inflammatories, and pain medication. It’s important that you take your medications exactly as you are instructed. If your pain is not controlled, please notify your surgeon.

Post-Op Nausea and Vomiting (PONV)

Depending on your risk factors and type of surgery, we will be using medications and a variety of anesthesia techniques to minimize PONV. If you have a history of PONV in the past, we may prescribe medication to be taken prior to arriving at the surgery center.


There should not be excessive bleeding after your surgery. A small amount of blood on your dressing is normal. If you have excessive bleeding after your surgery, call your surgeon immediately, or go to the nearest Emergency Department.


Infection is an unanticipated but possible complication after surgery. Signs of possible infection include:

  • Temperature greater than 101
  • Swelling, warmth, or redness at the surgical site
  • Drainage at the surgical site

Anticipating surgery can be stressful. At PrecisionCare Surgery Center, we believe it is important to do our part to make patients fully aware of their potential financial expenses prior to their procedure.

One of our insurance verification specialists will contact you if there is an anticipated out-of-pocket expense associated with your planned procedure. Please realize charges for your procedure at PrecisionCare Surgery Center are separate from your surgeon’s charge as well as any anesthesiologist* and/or pathologist charges which may be incurred.

If your procedure is not covered by insurance, full payment is required at the time of service unless other arrangements are made in advance.

Patients – or their legal guardians – are ultimately responsible for payment of facility services at Precision Care Surgery Center. As a courtesy, Precision Care Surgery Center will bill your primary and secondary insurance carriers for you. Please bring your insurance cards with you on the day of surgery. We are required to collect all co-payments from our patients and we will call you to discuss any patient responsibility related to your co-payments. Such co-payments may include deductibles, co-insurance or any non-covered items identified by your insurance plan.

PrecisionCare Surgery Center accepts cash, checks, any major credit card, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), or a Health Savings Account (HSA) as a financing option. Feel free to contact our business office at 631-380-2710 Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM with questions regarding your billing or insurance information. We will be happy to assist you.

*Anesthesia services at PrecisionCare Surgery Center is provided by Suffolk Anesthesia. Questions concerning their fees should be directed to their billing service at 800-610-5385 or visit

One of our insurance verification specialists will contact you if there is an anticipated out-of-pocket expense associated with your planned procedure. Please realize charges for your procedure at PrecisionCare Surgery Center are separate from your surgeon’s charge as well as any anesthesiologist* and/or pathologist charges that may be incurred.

The estimated rate amount for out-of-network services is available upon your request. You may be responsible for co-insurance and deductibles not covered by your insurer. Please note that such estimates cannot account for unforeseen medical circumstances that may arise while the services are performed.

The Center’s business office staff may contact you to verify your insurance and identify any out-of-pocket expenses you may have. If you do not receive a call before noon the day prior to your procedure, please contact the office at 1-866-787-4426 ext. 115. This is also the number to call for all billing questions related to your surgical services at the surgery center.

In Network

Aenta, Aetna Medicare, Cigna, Emblem Health Commercial (GHI), Emblem Health Commercial (HIP), Emblem Health Medicare, Empire BCBS Commercial, Empire BCBS Medicare, Empire NYSHIP (effective 12/1/2023), Magnacare, Medicaid, Medicare (Part B), Multiplan, No-Fault, Oscar, Oxford (United Healthcare), United Healthcare (Commercial), United Healthcare Medicare, Worker’s Comp

Out of Network

Cigna Medicare, Empire BCBS Medicaid (Health plus), Fidelis, Healthfirst, Humana Medicare, Metroplus, WellCare

If your provider is not listed here, please contact our office at 631-380-2710 to confirm your provider

Copayment, deductible, and coinsurance are terms commonly used in health insurance to describe the financial responsibilities of policyholders when receiving healthcare services. Each of these terms represents a different aspect of how costs are shared between the insurance company and the insured individual.

Copayment (Co-pay)
A copayment, often referred to as a “co-pay,” is a fixed, predetermined amount of money that an individual must pay out-of-pocket at the time of receiving specific healthcare services, such as a doctor’s visit or prescription medication.

Copayments are typically stated as a specific dollar amount (e.g., $20 for a primary care doctor’s visit) and are due regardless of the total cost of the service. Insurance plans use copayments to help share the cost of healthcare expenses between the policyholder and the insurance company.


A deductible is the initial amount of money that a policyholder must pay out-of-pocket for covered healthcare services before their insurance plan starts to pay a portion of the expenses.

Deductibles are usually specified as an annual amount (e.g., $1,000 per year). Until the policyholder meets or exceeds this deductible by paying for eligible medical expenses, they are responsible for the full cost of those services. After the deductible is met, the insurance plan typically covers a percentage of the remaining costs.


Coinsurance is the percentage of healthcare costs that the policyholder is responsible for paying after meeting their deductible. Unlike copayments, which are fixed amounts, coinsurance represents a percentage of the total cost of covered services.

For example, if an insurance plan has a 20% coinsurance requirement and the total cost of a covered medical procedure is $1,000, the policyholder would be responsible for paying $200 (20% of $1,000), while the insurance company would cover the remaining $800.

Coinsurance helps share the cost of healthcare expenses beyond the deductible between the insurance company and the insured individual.

In summary, copayments involve fixed out-of-pocket payments for specific healthcare services, deductibles are the initial amount a policyholder must pay before insurance coverage kicks in, and coinsurance represents the percentage of costs shared between the policyholder and the insurance company after the deductible is met. These terms are important for individuals to understand when choosing and using health insurance plans.

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