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Waverley Surgery Center in Palo Alto, CA

Waverley Surgery Center in Palo Alto
400 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 324-0600
Fax: (650) 289-1620
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Welcome - What To Expect

Thank you for choosing the Waverley Surgery Center in Palo Alto. We are located at 400 Forest Avenue in Palo Alto.

  • Arrive at the Waverley Surgery Center 1 hour before your scheduled appointment.
  • Please check in with the reception window and PUSH the blue button just to the right of the reception window.
  • Please have a seat and someone from the Endoscopy staff will be right with you.
  • You will be taken to a patient room where you will be asked to read and sign consent, post procedure instructions, and a financial disclosure.
  • You will then be asked to change into a patient gown, and a nurse will take a brief health history.
  • The procedure itself will be done in our procedure room.
  • Then we will help you walk to a recovery room where your ride home can join you.

If your ride home is not staying in the lobby while you have your procedure, he/she should return 1 / 2 hour of your scheduled time of the procedure. Your ride will need to come up to the Waverley Surgery Center to pick you up. Ask that he/she push the blue button to the right of the reception window to alert the Surgery Center staff that someone is in the lobby. YOU MUST HAVE A RIDE HOME.

Once again, thank you for choosing the Waverley Surery Center. We hope we can make this important procedure as pleasant as possible.

After the Surgery

Following the surgery, you will be escorted to a recovery room. A nurse will continue to monitor you. Once you are sufficiently awake, you will be provided with clear liquids and if required, assisted to the bathroom. The doctor may come and talk to you about the results of the surgery but you may not remember that conversation due to the sedation that you have received. With your permission, the doctor may speak with a family member who accompanied you. You will be given verbal and written instructions to follow after you leave the center.

It is common after a surgery to experience nausea and sleepiness, as well as abdominal bloating, cramps, mild pain, minimal rectal bleeding and rectal irritation (after a colonoscopy) or sore throat (after an upper endoscopy). You should go home directly from the center and plan to rest until the following morning. Follow your doctor’s instructions about eating and drinking fluids.

If you experience severe abdominal pain, continuous heavy bleeding, fever, chills, or uncontrolled vomiting, please contact your private physician immediately. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Financial Arrangements

You will receive up to three separate bills for the care you receive through our center. One is for our facility fee, which is competitive with that of other local facilities. It covers the surgery, sedation, and nursing care you receive during the surgery and in the recovery room. The second bill is for the physician’s professional services, and the third bill will be for pathology services, if required.

We will contact your insurance provider to obtain pre-authorization for your surgery. All charges are due and payable within 60 days following your surgery. To make it easier to pay your insurance deductible or co-payment, our facility accepts Visa and MasterCard in addition to other forms of payment.


Interactive Google Maps - Directions

Directions from Highway 101
Take University Avenue exit west to Palo Alto; turn left on Waverley Street; the entrance to the valet parking lot will be on your left just after you cross Forest Avenue. If you reach Homer Avenue, you've gone too far.

Directions from Highway 280
Take Sand Hill Road exit east to El Camino Real; turn right on El Camino and exit to the right on University Avenue after the first traffic light; turn left on University Avenue and proceed in the right hand lane under the overpass and turn right on High Street; turn left at Forest Avenue (second street) and turn right on Waverley Street; the entrance to the parking lot will be on your left just after you turn onto Waverley Street.


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