Surgery Patients

What do I need to do before surgery?

Your retina doctor has already discussed your care and they have recommended you have retina surgery to fix your condition. Most of the time the internal paperwork at our practice will be done on the day this decision is made. Occasionally we will need to do further paperwork prior to the day of surgery. At this point most of the coordination is handled through our surgery scheduler.

Some patients require medical clearance from their primary care doctor prior to their surgery. Our surgery scheduler will help coordinate this clearance and determine the date, time and location of your surgery. Please feel free to consider this well trained coordinator a resource through the course of your surgery.

What can I expect on the day of surgery?

Most of our surgeries are performed in ambulatory surgery centers or the outpatient surgery departments of hospitals. Typically we ask you to arrive 1-2 hours prior to scheduled surgery time and you will be discharged within an hour of your surgery in most cases. We do the great majority of our cases with local anesthesia so there is less risk to our patients.

Typically we ask our patients not to eat or drink after midnight the night before the procedure. You will need somebody to bring you to surgery and drive you home after surgery. We recommend you are with someone the entire day of your surgery. The surgical procedure will take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours, depending on the complexity of the case. Most surgeries are not painful, but if we think you may have pain from the surgery, we will provide you with pain medication. Some surgeries require you to sit or lie in a specific position to make them successful. We will provide you with information about any specific positioning requirements following the surgery.

We see almost all of our patients in our office either later the same day of surgery or the following day to remove the patch and check on the status of the eye. At that time we review care for the eye over the next several weeks. Coordinating this same day or next day visit is important in advance as you will need a ride to this appointment as well.

We usually see you 1 to 2 weeks after the initial post op visit for another check on your eye. The exact timing of this will vary depending on the nature of your eye disease. we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any questions after surgery at our toll free number (800) 627-2020.

Surgery Videos

Detached Retina Video
Retina Detached Pneumatic Retinopexy Video
Scleral Buckle Video
Retina Detached Scleral Buckle Video
Detached Retina Video
Retina Detached Vitrectomy Video
Diabetic Eye Disease Video
Retina Diabetic PDR Vitrectomy Video
Macular Hole Surgery
Retina Macular Hole Surgery Video
Macular Pucker Video
Retina Macular Pucker Vitrectomy Video

Surgery Locations

Surgical Locations

St. Joseph East

150 N. Eagle Creek Dr, Suite 500
Lexington, KY 40509

Lexington Surgery Center

2115 Harrodsburg
Rd Lexington, KY 40504

DuPont Surgery Center

4004 Dupont Circle
Louisville, KY 40205

Baptist Health Surgery Center

240 Fountain Court
Lexington, KY 40509

Norton Pavilion

315 East Broadway
Lousville, KY 40202

Physicians Medical Center

4023 Reas Ln
New Albany, IN 47150 USA

King’s Daughters Surgery Center

2201 Lexington Ave
Ashland, KY 41101


230 W. Main St.
Danville, KY 40422

Hotel Accommodations

Nearby hotels for your upcoming surgery are listed below:


St. Joseph East

Sleep Inn
1920 Plaudit Pl.
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 543-8400

Courtyard by Marriott Lexington South/Hamburg Place
1951 Pleasant Ridge Dr.
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 263-9090

Holiday Inn Lexington – Hamburg
1976 Justice Dr.
Lexington, KY 40509
(859) 687-7008

Lexington Surgery Center

The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton
1375 S Broadway
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 255-4281

Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Lexington – Downtown/University
1000 Export St.
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 389-6800

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
863 S Broadway
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 225-1500


DuPont Surgery Center

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Louisville East
751 Cypress Station Dr.
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 785-0823

Extended Stay America Hotel Louisville – Dutchman
6101 Dutchmans Ln.
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 895-7707

Breckinridge Inn
2800 Breckenridge Ln
Louisville, KY 40220
(502) 456-5050

Norton Pavilion

Hospital Hospitality House of Louisville
120 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 625-1360

SpringHill Suites
132 E. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 569-7373

Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 627-5045


King’s Daughter Medical Center

Ashland Inn
3020 Winchester Ave.
Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 325-0776

Best Western River Cities
31 Russell Plaza Dr.
Ashland, KY 41101
(606) 326-0357

Quality Inn
4708 Winchester Ave.
Ashland, KY 41101
(623) 209-7607


Ephraim McDowell Central Kentucky Surgery Center

Danville’s Delight
340 North 1st St.
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 583-0244

Comfort Suites
864 Ben Ali Dr.
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 936-9300

Hampton Inn Danville
100 Montgomery Way
Danville, KY 40422
(859) 236-6200


1700 Winchester Avenue
Ashland, Kentucky 41101
Toll Free: (800) 627-2020
Phone: (859) 263-3900
Main Fax: (859) 263-3757
Scheduling Fax: (859) 264-2911


120 North Eagle Creek Drive
Suite 500
Lexington, Kentucky 40509
Toll Free: (800) 627-2020
Office: (859) 263-3900
Main Fax: (859) 263-3757
Scheduling Fax: (859) 264-2911


6450 Dutchman's Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
Toll Free: (800) 627-2020
Office: (502) 895-2600
Main Fax: (502) 895-4002
Scheduling Fax: (859) 264-2911

Other Locations