Surgery: What to Expect

At Ascentist Ambulatory Surgery Center and Cedar Oaks Surgery Center, we prioritize the patient experience with efficient administrative processes, clear communication channels, compassionate staff, and expertly performed procedures, making the experience of having to undergo surgery as easy as possible for patients and their loved ones.
A team of surgeons prepares for a procedure.

6815 East Frontage Road, Suite B
Merriam, KS 66204

Phone: 913-286-4434

Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Closed all major holidays

706 N Burkarth Rd.
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Monday – Thursday:8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Closed all major holidays

Phone: 660-747-5444

Monday – Thursday: 6:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Closed all major holidays

Our Commitment to Care

Our dedicated physicians and staff are committed to providing the highest quality care possible. It’s our mission. It’s our passion. From our state-of-the-art facility, we provide leading technologies and medical advances in surgical procedures. More than that, we deliver care in a compassionate, courteous, and efficient environment, designed specifically for your comfort.


Preparing for Surgery

  • A nurse from the surgery center will call you prior to surgery to review your medical/surgical history. Please have a list of your medications available during this call.
  • The nurse will discuss what medications you should stop taking and/or continue to take. In general, vitamins, herbal supplements, fish oil, aspirin, and ibuprofen should be stopped ONE WEEK prior to surgery. If you are taking a prescription blood thinner, please consult with your prescribing physician for instructions.
  • Please refrain from smoking, e-cigarettes, and tobacco use for TWO WEEKS BEFOREHAND TWO WEEKS AFTER surgery. Nicotine and other tobacco products delay healing and can result in scarring.
  • The day before surgery, you will receive a call from the surgery center confirming your arrival time and specific instructions for eating/drinking.

Day of Surgery

Final Checklist

  • Please follow specific eating/drinking guidelines provided to you by the surgery center during your confirmation call. Solid foods up to 8 hours before arrival time. Clear liquids up to 2hrs before arrival time.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your appointment. Avoid clothing you must pull over your head.
  • Leave all jewelry, valuables, and other belongings at home, except for an ID, insurance card, and form of payment
  • Do not wear eye contacts on the day of surgery; if you wear glasses or dentures, please bring a case.
  • Do not wear any perfumes, lotions, makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery.
  • Please arrive on time for your scheduled surgery appointment.

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