Proliance Seattle Surgery Center

900 Terry Avenue

Facility Type: Ambulatory Surgery Center

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Proliance Seattle Surgery Center is Medicare and Medicaid certified and is a provider for most of the local area health insurance organizations. We offer fully-equipped operating suites and recovery rooms in a warm environment. Our primary focus is patient satisfaction. Our state-of-the-art equipment and technology, coupled with our multi-skilled clinicians and employees specialized in surgical services, allows us to provide you with individualized and personalized care. All of our physicians are committed to providing quality outpatient care to the community, and, to show their commitment, some of them have made a financial investment in Proliance Seattle Surgery Center. If you would like more information, please ask our receptionist for a current partnership list.

Proliance Seattle Surgery Center

900 Terry Avenue Third Floor
Seattle, WA 98104-4230

(206) 382-1026



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Preparing for Surgery

The following information will assist you in preparing for surgery at Proliance Seattle Surgery Center.

  • You will be contacted the day prior to surgery by a Pre-Op Nurse/Representative, to discuss surgery and pre-operative instructions.
  • Typically you will be asked to arrive one hour prior to the scheduled surgery time. The arrival time may be subject to change and will be confirmed during the pre-op phone call. You should be prepared to provide a phone number where you can be reached on the day of surgery.
  • You are required to have an escort drive you home following surgery. The escort’s name and phone number should be provided during the pre-op phone call. For your safety, please arrange to have a responsible adult be with you for at least 24 hours after surgery.
  • Please do not eat or drink anything past midnight the night before your surgery, unless you are otherwise instructed in the pre-op phone call. This includes gum, mints, and water. Babies, diabetics and cataract surgery patients may receive special instructions tailored to individual needs.
  • Please leave all valuables at home.
  • Please bathe or shower the morning of your surgery.
  • Please wear comfortable and loose clothing that will be easy to put on and take off.
  • Please do not wear any make-up, jewelry or fingernail polish.
  • If you become ill or suspect that you are pregnant, please inform your surgeon and/or contact Proliance Seattle Surgery Center.
  • Bring all insurance cards, picture ID and any credit cards needed for payment with you on the day of surgery.
  • Proliance Seattle Surgery Center Patient Designated Parking Space located on the second floor of the parking garage adjacent to the Columbus Pavilion. Please note that we do not validate parking.

What to Expect

What to expect before surgery:

  • When you arrive, please check in at the Front Desk Reception Area.
  • A Front Desk Receptionist will register you and ask you to sign any forms required for surgery.
  • A Pre-Op Nurse will review your medical history.
  • You will change your clothes and an anesthesiologist will meet you. Family members are invited to join you during the pre-op assessment. For children, we encourage both parents to be present.

​What to expect during surgery:

  • You will be escorted from the pre-op area to the operating room suite where an IV may be started. Your operation will begin soon after your anesthesia has taken effect.
  • When your operation is complete, you will be taken to the Recovery Room and you will be monitored by skilled nurses and clinical personnel.
  • When you are awake, you will be asked to drink liquids and begin sitting up. A family member will then be invited to join you in the Recovery Room. For same day surgery patients, you can expect to be in the Recovery Room for 1 to 2 hours. Extended recovery patients will be transferred to the extended recovery care area.

What to expect after surgery:

  • When it is time to go home, you will change back into your clothing.
  • You must have an escort to drive you home. You may not drive yourself home.
  • You will receive detailed discharge home instructions from a Nurse.
  • When you are at home, you may feel a little dizzy and sleepy. We strongly suggest you do not drive or operate machinery, make important decisions, drink alcoholic beverages or sign legal documents for 24 hours following surgery.
  • Recovery at home has many advantages: it is more comfortable to be in familiar surroundings; it reduces complications; it permits you to be with family members and loved ones; and it allows you to return to work more rapidly.
  • Prepare to eat a light diet for the first 24 hours and be sure to drink fluids.
  • Please call your doctor or the surgery center if you have any questions or problems.Your doctor will schedule a post-operative followup visit with you.
  • You will receive a phone call from a Seattle Surgery Center Nurse to see how you are doing after you have gone home.
  • You are encouraged to complete and return the Patient Satisfaction Survey that you will receive prior to leaving the surgery center.

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