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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


Hotel Accommodations

Nearby hotels for your upcoming surgery are listed below:

Lexington

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


Louisville

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


Ashland

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


Danville

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

ASHLAND

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

LEXINGTON

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

LOUISVILLE

6420 Dutchmans Parkway
Suite 70
Louisville, Kentucky 40205
Toll Free: (800) 627-2020
Office: (502) 895-2600
Main Fax: (502) 895-4002
Scheduling Fax: (859) 264-2911

Other Locations

Bardstown
Danville
Frankfort
Lexington-West
London
Prestonsburg
Richmond
Shelbyville
Somerset