Have questions?

We believe that every question is a valid one! If your question or concern is not addressed on our site, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. In the meantime, explore some of our most frequently asked questions below.

What are the hours of the surgery center?

Monday through Thursday 6:00am–4:30pm


Friday 7:00am–3:30pm

Should I bring my insurance cards with me to the surgery center?

Yes! While we receive your insurance information from your surgeon’s office, sometimes the copy may not be as clear as needed for verification, etc. If a copy is made at the center, we will be sure and get it back to you before you are completely checked in.

Should I bring my medications to the center on the day of surgery?

Filling out the list of medications you take on a regular basis is sufficient. Please refrain from bringing any medications from home to the center.

If I have any financial responsibilities for my surgery, will I know ahead of time the amount I owe?

Yes! You should receive a phone call from one of our front office personnel at least one week in advance of your surgery. This call will inform you of your deductible, co-payment, or co-insurance amount due.


Please note that the full amount is due upon arrival.


We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, CareCredit, personal checks and cash.

If I am having cataract surgery with an upgraded procedure, do I have any out-of-pocket expenses?

If you and your surgeon choose to have an upgraded cataract procedure done at Premier Surgery Center, there will be out-of-pocket expenses due depending upon which upgraded procedure you choose.


If the above applies to you, you will receive a call at least one week in advance of your surgical date informing you of what is due at the time of admission to the surgery center.

Can I have my family member accompany me to the preoperative area while I am being prepared for surgery?

While we realize having family or friends being with you is important, sometimes, depending on the day, time and space does not always allow us to accomodate this request. We always try our hardest and thus will make every effort to meet your needs.

Can I drive myself home after surgery?

If you are having a Yag laser procedure on only one eye, then yes, you can drive yourself home after surgery.


Any other surgeries must have a ride home after the procedure as well as a responsible adult to care for you afterwards.

Will I get pain medications to take when I get home?

Yes, if your surgeon feels it is necessary to order a prescription for a type of pain medication for you once you get home, that medication will be called in to the pharmacy of your choice before you are discharged from the surgery center.


Sometimes during your recovery period at the center, there is enough time for your companion to pick up the medications before you are ready to go home.

Will I have a postoperative appointment set up with my surgeon before I go home?

Absolutely! In addition, your discharge instructions will be thoroughly explained to you and your companion with a copy made for you to reference after you get home. This sheet thoroughly explains such information as medications, diet, wound dressing, activity level, and under which circumstances to call your doctor.

Still have questions?

Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.

Trusted outpatient elective surgery center in Santa Maria serving Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties