Patients who have their procedures performed at North Pointe Surgery Center (NPSC) enjoy the convenience of a centrally located facility with easily accessible parking, and a streamlined registration process. NPSC offers an inviting and comfortable environment designed for efficiency, comfort, safety, and privacy. Patients can rest assured that the friendly and knowledgeable healthcare professionals at NPSC will treat them with the utmost care and respect throughout their procedure, as outcomes and patient satisfaction are the true measures of our success.
Should you have any questions, please contact our office at:
Lancaster (717) 735-6650
Lebanon (717) 277-7009
View our location pages for additional contact information and details.
North Pointe Surgery Center complies with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ annually published Ambulatory Surgical Center approved procedure list.
To expedite your check-in process, we ask that you complete your health history prior to your procedure date. For your convenience, you can complete your pre-surgical history through the MyLGHealth portal. If you do not have access to complete this, please refer to the Online Pre-surgical History Instructions. Once your information has been received, our pre-anesthesia nurse will begin to prepare you for your upcoming surgery.
Completing a MyLGHealth Questionnaire online is easy. For most patients, filling out the entire questionnaire takes less than 30 minutes. Please fill out the questionnaire accurately. All of your information is kept confidential but will be thoroughly reviewed by our medical team.
For questions or more information, (717) 735-6650 to speak to a registered nurse available Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.
One of our nurses will call you on the business day prior to your procedure to confirm the date and time you need to arrive at the facility. There is no need to arrive early, as each time has been scheduled specifically to give the registration and nursing staff time to get you ready for surgery.
If you are diabetic, you must check with your primary care physician about taking your medicine prior to arriving at the center.
In consideration of all patients and their families, please plan for childcare to allow for adequate recovery time. You will also need to plan for a responsible adult to drive you home from the North Pointe Surgery Center.
If you use a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to sleep at night, you will be instructed to bring your machine with you to on the day of your surgery. Your CPAP machine may be used to assist your breathing in the recovery room.
Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight unless otherwise instructed.
Your surgery day can be rather stressful. Please review this section to help ease your stress.
- If you routinely take heart or blood pressure medication, you will be advised by the pre-anesthesia nurses what medications you may take the morning of the surgery with a sip of water.
- Please bring your insurance card(s), photo ID, and any copayments with you for registration.
- Please make sure you have a ride arranged to bring you to the North Pointe Surgery Center, take you home, and stay with you after the surgery is complete. Your driver will be asked to remain in the building during your surgery.
- Wear comfortable clothing and easily removable shoes, so it is easy to dress after your surgery.
- Please leave all jewelry and valuables at home. All jewelry and/or piercings worn to NPSC must be removed. NPSC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
- Please bring appropriate cases for your eyeglasses, contact lenses, and/or dentures. You will be asked to remove these before surgery.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, or you experience a delay in your arrival to North Pointe Surgery Center, please call us as soon as possible at (717) 735-6650 or (717) 277-7009.
NPSC Pre-Operative Process
Once you have registered at the front desk, a pre-op nurse will escort you to the pre-op area. To make you feel more comfortable, please review North Pointe Surgery Center’s pre-operative process:
- You will be asked to change into a patient gown.
- The pre-op will take your blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and respirations, and will review your daily medications.
- You may have an IV started and your belongings will be placed in a locker until discharge.
- Your physician and operating room nurse will visit you in pre-op. Each of them will re-verify information and are available to answer any questions you may have about your surgery. Your physician will ask you to assist with identifying and marking the location of your surgery.
- If you receive anesthesia, you may be visited by an anesthesiologist.
After surgery, you will be taken directly to the recovery room where your will again be monitored by nurses.
The length of time you remain in the recovery room depends on several different factors:
- Type of procedure performed
- Type of anesthesia you had
- Your pain level
- Your ability to tolerate fluids
You will be given something to drink and a snack to eat during this time. Once you are fully recovered, you will be taken to the post-op area, where the nurse will review and give you your discharge instructions.
Please note: Everyone reacts differently to surgery. Rarely, patients may need to be admitted to the hospital following surgery for specific medical reasons. If the need arises, be assured that this decision will be made in conjunction with anesthesia personnel and your surgeon. In the event this decision is made, you would be transferred by ambulance to an acute care facility.
In the event of a medical emergency, please call 911.
A few guidelines to follow when you arrive home:
- You must have an adult stay with you for the first 24 hours after surgery, as you may get dizzy or drowsy.
- Rest and relax – follow your doctor’s recommendations for resuming your normal activities.
- Eat a light meal when you feel hungry; heavy meals may cause nausea.
- Follow your doctor’s instructions for resuming any medications, as well as pain medication that may have been prescribed. You will receive instructions specific to your surgical procedure and anesthesia in general at the time of discharge.
- Do not drive, drink alcoholic beverages, or operate heavy machinery or power tools for at least 24 hours after surgery.
If you are experiencing pain not controlled by your prescription, bleeding through your dressing, nausea/vomiting, or any other issue since surgery, call your surgeon’s office. After hours, ask the medical bureau to page the surgeon on call.