TriStar Summit is recognized for the quality healthcare provided to the individuals and families in our communities. Over 6,000 procedures are completed in our hospital every year.

Highly skilled and experienced surgeons, nurses and other specially trained staff are part of the I SERVE environment of TriStar Summit. With 70 surgeons representing ten specialties, it is our goal to meet the needs of the surrounding region with compassion and excellence.

Our surgical specialties include:

  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)
  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Services
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Preparing for Surgery

Millions of Americans will undergo surgery each year. It is important for patients to be informed about the surgery being recommended. All surgeries have risks and benefits which you should familiarize yourself with before deciding whether the procedure is right for you. It is important to remember that a well-informed patient tends to be more satisfied with the outcome or results of a procedure than a patient who has been less actively involved in their plan of treatment.

Pre-register for Surgery or Other Procedures

Save time by using your computer or mobile device to pre-register for your surgery or other procedure using our online patient portal, MyHealthOne. Simply visit our MyHealthOne page and click "Start managing your health today" to create a MyHealthOne account. From there, you will be able to use the Online Pre-Registration feature to complete registration paperwork prior to your appointment.

Managing the health of a loved one? As a caregiver, you can still use Online Pre-Registration and other features of MyHealthOne to manage the MyHealthOne accounts of your loved ones.

Outpatient Surgery Brochure

Same Day Surgery at TriStar Summit Medical Center is designed for you, the patient. As a service of our Short Stay Unit, day surgery provides you with a cost saving, comfortable and convenient way to have surgery.

We welcome you to TriStar Summit Medical Center. This checklist will help you prepare for your upcoming procedure. Please pay particular attention to the areas listed to avoid cancellation or unnecessary delays.


Please bring insurance cards with you at the time of registration.

  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes. DO NOT wear eye make-up.
  • Leave all jewelry, piercings, hairpins and other valuables at home.
  • Bring supplies and containers for removal and storage of eye glasses, contacts, dentures or partial plates and hearing aids.
  • DO NOT eat or drink after midnight except for the following medications specifically instructed by the physician.
  • Arrange a ride home beforehand with a responsible adult. You are required to have a licensed driver take you home.
  • If you become ill or have a fever, please call your physician performing your procedure.
  • Bring your current list of medications, including vitamins, herbal and over-thecounter medications.

Your physician’s office should let you know if your preprocedure screening can be done over the phone or if a screening needs to be scheduled as a visit to the hospital. You may receive a call from Pre-Registration regarding your insurance verification prior to your visit.

A pre-procedure screening at the hospital visit includes a health history collected by a nurse and pre-operative education. Medical tests that may be performed can include lab, EKG or X-rays as ordered by your physician or anesthesiologist. This visit may take an hour to an hour and a half. The pre-op nurse may call and collect your health history over the phone to expedite your visit.

Please bring your current list of medications (with dosages) including vitamins, herbal and over-thecounter medications.

Please make sure your physician is aware if you are taking blood thinners such as; Coumadin, aspirin, NSAIDs or diet pills.

You will receive instructions prior to your procedure regarding any medications you may need to take.

All patients are seen by anesthesia staff prior to surgery.

Notify the physician performing your procedure if you become ill, feel you may have the flu, a cold or if you experience any elevated temperature.

  • DO NOT eat or drink after midnight the night before your surgery. This includes gum and mints. Even taking the smallest amount of liquid may cause your surgery to be delayed or canceled.
  • If you have been instructed to take any medications the day of your procedure, follow the instructions given to you.
  • You may brush your teeth or use mouth wash the day of surgery, but remember, don’t swallow the water.
  • Leave ALL jewelry and valuables at home (this includes any and all piercings).
  • DO NOT wear eye make-up.
  • Wear comfortable loose fitting clothes.
  • You will be asked to remove glasses, contact lenses and dentures/partial plates. Please bring a container and necessary supplies for removal and storage.
  • A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor and must sign consent forms. Please supply guardianship papers (if applicable) for hospital records.
  • You are required to have a responsible licensed driver to take you home after your procedure. If you do not have someone to take you home, your surgery may be canceled.
  • Your doctor or the pre-operative nurse will let you know in advance what time you need to arrive to the hospital the day of surgery.

Plans for discharge begin when you are admitted to the hospital. Each patient is assigned a case manager. Case managers offer patients and families assistance with various options and decisions that will be made for discharge. The hospitalists work closely with the team of case managers, therapists, pharmacists and community resources to ensure the most appropriate decisions are made with regard to your continued care. After discharge you will return to your primary care physician for your follow-up care.

Enhanced Surgical Recover-also known as ESR-is a proven, research-based partnership in which you have the ability to take a more active role with your clinical care team and help improve your own patient experience and surgical outcomes. Benefits to you: eat sooner after surgery, shorten hospital stay, reduction of nausea, faster recovery and appropriate management of pain.