Ambulatory Surgery Center
The Latest Technology in Patient Treatment
At Vital Heart & Vein ASC, we specialize in providing accessible, cost-effective care. We perform a variety of outpatient cardiac and peripheral vascular services in a comfortable outpatient setting where your needs are our priority. By performing procedures in the ASC, patients are discharged within a few hours and do not normally require an overnight stay in the hospital.
Opened in 2019, the VHV ASC is accredited by The Joint Commission and now operates two surgical suites equipped with the most updated and advanced technology in the industry. As a VHV patient, you will be cared for by our Board-Certified Physicians and their team of highly skilled nurses and radiologic technologists. Your safety is our first priority, and our highly skilled team strives to treat each patient like family.
Please browse this page to find out more about our procedures and what to expect while visiting our facility.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Prepare For The Procedure?
Before the procedure, follow the instructions that were provided by the scheduling team.
- Special instructions may have been provided if you are taking Coumadin, Eliquis, Xarelto, Lasix, Insulin, or Metformin. Please call the office if you need help deciding when to hold these medications.
- All other medications may be taken on the morning of the procedure with a small sip of water.
- You will need a responsible adult to accompany you to the facility and transport you home later that day.
- For your comfort, wear loose clothing and do not bring any valuables with you.
What Should I Expect The Day Of The Procedure?
- Arrival times are typically 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to the start time of your procedure. Once you arrive, check in with your one guest in suite 101 where you will complete a few forms and pay any balance due for the procedure.
- Next, a nurse will escort you to the preprocedure area where you will be provided a patient gown and warm blankets. The staff will perform assessments of your vital signs, place an IV in your arm, and administer any preoperative medications ordered by your physician. The nurses will check your pulses and mark them with a skin marker. Finally, a nurse will trim the hair closest to your procedure access site. Please do not attempt to shave the hair at home; any nicks or cuts are entry points for bacteria and place you at higher risk of infection.
When Will The Doctor Talk To Me About My Results?
The physician will give you your results following the procedure. Please make sure the party accompanying you is aware they need to remain at the facility throughout the duration of the procedure as the physician may be unavailable at a later time to discuss your results until your follow-up appointment.
It is not unusual to forget speaking with the doctor after the procedure. This is caused by the medications administered during the procedure, and the effects will subside by the following day.
How Long Will My Procedure Last And When Will I Go Home?
Procedure times vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours. After the procedure, you will remain in the recovery room for an additional 2-4 hours. Your driver will be given the discharge time and will be expected to return 15 minutes prior to your discharge.