The Santa Fe Surgery Center is a single-specialty, ophthalmic surgery center with caring and educated staff to care for your ophthalmic needs. As part of the Eye Associates of New Mexico. The Santa Fe Surgery Center will provide the highest quality of care with integrity and respect. The Santa Fe Surgery Center has been performing cataract surgery since 2002. In addition to the thousands of cataract procedures performed annually, cornea and plastic surgery procedures are also performed at the facility.
Below are some guidelines to review to prevent potential delays or cancellations on the day of your procedure.
- Bring a COMPLETE list of all medications you are currently taking.
- Start your eye drops the day before as directed.
- Do not eat or drink anything for 6 hours prior to your check-in time. This includes no gum chewing or candy.
- You are allowed to drink water OR CLEAR Apple Juice up to 2 hours prior to check-in.
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing. A button-down shirt will assist us when attaching and removing EKG leads.
- Please leave all valuables at home.
Please notify the Surgery Center (at 505-474-9880) or your surgeon’s office if:
- You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting, or diarrhea within 24 hours of your scheduled surgery.
- You suspect you may be pregnant.
- You are taking blood thinners such as aspirin or ibuprofen. You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery.
- If English is a second language or you need a translator, one will be provided for you. Advance notice is appreciated.
What You Need the Day of the Surgery:
- Insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information, numbers, and addresses.
- You must have someone drive you home or have arranged with Medical transportation ahead of time.
- It is strongly recommended that a friend or relative stay with you for 24 hours.
- If you require oxygen for use at home (night time only use included), please bring a portable oxygen tank with you for use during transport home after surgery.
Please click on the links below to download the appropriate patient forms in Adobe PDF format: