If you are scheduled for a procedure at Perimeter Surgery Center please arrive one hour prior to your scheduled appointment. If you are late, your procedure will be cancelled.

  1. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your scheduled procedure.
  2. You must have a driver.
  3. There will be a $50 cancellation fee billed directly to you for cancellations not cancelled at least 24 hours prior to scheduled time. If you are late for your scheduled procedure, the procedure will be cancelled and the cancellation fee will apply.  PLEASE be on time.

If you are scheduled for a discogram, please arrive at Perimeter Surgery Center one hour prior to your scheduled appointment. If you are late, your procedure will be cancelled.

  1. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your scheduled procedure.
  2. You must have a driver.
  3. There will be a $50 cancellation fee billed directly to you for cancellations not cancelled at least 24 hours prior to scheduled time. If you are late for your scheduled procedure, the procedure will be cancelled and the cancellation fee will apply.  PLEASE be on time.
  4. Immediately following your discogram, you will be scheduled for a CT scan at Perimeter Diagnostic Imaging of Atlanta.

Northside Johnson Ferry Imaging (CT Scan)
993 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-851-1986 (Phone)
678-992-7441 (Fax)

From Perimeter Surgery Center

  1. 1140 Hammond Drive NE, Atlanta, Ga 30328; Start out going west on Hammond Drive, NE toward Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE
  2. Turn left onto Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE
  3. Turn right onto Johnson Ferry Road, NE
  4. 993 Johnson Ferry Road, NE, Atlanta GA 30342 (1.22 miles)

Perimeter Surgery Center is now offering pre-registration for your surgery.  Registration is designed to be quick and easy.  Completing the form should take you 10-15 minutes.  Please have your insurance information available.

Perimeter Surgery Center Online Pre-Registration can be found on their website:  http://perimetersurgerycenter.com/preparing-for-surgery/pre-register/

Perimeter Surgery Center
6105 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Building B, Suite 110
Atlanta, GA 30328

Perimeter Surgery Center Directions

Phone: 770-551-9944
Fax: 770-551-8826

Before Your Surgery

Registration is designed to be quick and easy. Please have your insurance information handy.

The Day of Surgery

When you arrive at Perimeter Surgery Center,  check-in at the front desk to verify personal, escort and insurance information.

 

After Your Surgery

Be sure to arrange a ride option for arriving home safely after your procedure.

Forms

Please printout your Perimeter Surgery Center paperwork  if you do not receive your forms.

NGPC Surgery Center Financial Form must be completed before surgery.

You Must have someone drive you home.

Do not plan to use taxis, UBER, or other public transportation. Your driver must stay with you.

Check-in and Admission

Check-in

When you arrive at Perimeter Surgery Center check-in at the registration desk to verify personal, escort and insurance information.

Following Admission

After checking in you will brought to the pre-op area where the nurse will do a health interview and prepare you for surgery. You and your family or escort will stay in the room until it is time for your surgery. An anesthesiologist will discuss your anesthesia with you and answer any questions. At the appropriate time you will be escorted to the operating room. During surgery your escort will stay in a waiting area and will rejoin you in the recovery area after your surgery.

Preparing for Sugery

To expedite your check-in process, we need to receive your registration form prior to your procedure date.  Please feel free to use the online pre registration service to expedite your registration on day of surgery.

A Health History Professional will call you prior to your surgery to collect information about your health history. Please contact the surgery center at 770 551 9944 if you have not received a call within 48 hours of surgery date.

A scheduler will call you the day before your surgery.  If you have not received a call from the scheduler by 3 p.m. the day before your surgery or have additional questions please call us at 770-551-9944 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Before Surgery

It is important for you to follow these guidelines before surgery to prevent delay or cancellations.

Food and Drink

The night before your surgery you may eat a light meal before 11:00 p.m. Do not drink or eat anything after midnight—not even coffee or water. You may brush your teeth, remembering not to swallow anything.

Pain patients may have clear liquids –no dairy, cream or fats– six (6) hours prior to your procedure IF you are having sedation.

Alcohol

Do not drink alcohol for at least 12 hours before your arrival.

Smoking/Tobacco

No smoking/tobacco after midnight the night before your surgery.

Makeup, Nail Polish, Jewelry (including body jewelry)

Please remove all these items before surgery.

Clothing

Wear loose, casual, comfortable clothing to fit over dressings.

Valuables

Please leave valuables at home.

Notify The Surgery Center & Your Surgeon If:

  • You have an elevated temperature, cough, cold, vomiting or diarrhea between your last visit to the surgeon and the day of your surgery.
  • You suspect you may be pregnant.
  • You are taking: diet pills, aspirin, ibuprofen, blood thinners, or certain herbal medicines. You may need to stop taking these 1-2 weeks before your surgery. You can discuss this with your surgeon.

What You Need The Day Of The Surgery:

  • Information To Bring: Insurance cards, photo ID, Medicare or Medical Assistance information, numbers and addresses.
  • Driver: You must plan to have someone drive you home. Do not plan to use taxis or other public transportation.
  • Escort: A friend, relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.
  • Legal Guardian: A legal guardian must be in the center AT ALL TIMES for children and dependent adults.
  • Care For Children: If you have young children at home for whom you normally care for, plan for someone else to care for them for at least the first 24 hours following your surgery.
  • Interpreter: If the patient cannot read, speak English or use sign language, an interpreter is required. If you need assistance arranging for an interpreter, please contact the Scheduling department 770 551 9944 as soon as possible.

Post Care

Once you are in stable condition, you will be discharged. It is normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness after surgery.

You will receive verbal and written post-surgical care instructions (please follow these instructions). Your escort must be available to discuss and sign these instructions before you will be allowed to go home. If you experience anything unusual after your surgery, please call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room. surgery to check on your recovery.

Transportation: DO NOT PLAN TO DRIVE yourself home or use public transportation after your procedure. A friend or relative or dedicated caregiver MUST stay with you for 24 hours.

Billing

Why am I receiving more than one bill for the same surgery?
There are a number of separate charges associated with your surgical procedure. You MAY receive charges from several companies.

The surgery center and North Georgia Pain Clinic will submit insurance claims for you. We may request that your deductible and copay amounts are paid on or before your date of surgery. You will receive a notice from the surgery center and North Georgia Pain Clinic regarding the amount to pay. Self pay accounts are asked to pay 100% of the total estimated procedure on or before the date of surgery and to also sign a financial agreement keeping in mind that our balances are due within 30 days.

If you anticipate difficulty in paying your bill within the 30 day period please let us know immediately.

We strongly encourage you to personally contact your insurance company about your upcoming surgery.

It is mandatory that YOU, as the insurance subscriber, confirm that all prior authorization information necessary to your specific policy is completed before your surgery date.  You may be penalized by your insurance company if you don’t follow your policy guidelines.  You must understand what your benefits cover and how this may affect you financially.