Preparing For Surgery

The staff of the FCASC are pleased that you and your physician have selected our facility for your surgery or procedure. You are a valued guest; we will do everything in our power to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

Because we want all aspects of your surgery to go as smoothly as possible, please use this section for instructions on how to prepare for and for what to expect after surgery.

Before my Surgery

A Patient Representative will call you before your surgery to gather your insurance information to help expedite your admissions process. Our Surgical Coordinator will also call you two days before your procedure to review special instructions and answer your questions. If you have not received a call, or have additional questions please call us at 505.564.2300 between 8am to 4:30 pm.

It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.



Smoking – No smoking after midnight the night before your surgery.


Makeup, Nail Polish & Jewelry – Please do not wear make-up, remove all nail polish and do not wear jewelry (including body jewelry) to FCASC.

Clothing – Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over any dressings that you may have after surgery.

Valuables – Please leave all valuables at home.