Powder River Surgery Center
The Campbell County Health Powder River Surgery Center (PRSC) provides
the highest possible quality of surgical care for Campbell County, Wyoming.
PRSC is a multi-specialty surgical facility for patients who are admitted
and discharged for surgery on the same day.
At PRSC, staff provide a comfortable setting equipped with state of the
art technology. Staff are highly trained and motivated professionals who
are friendly and compassionate. PRSC is committed to making your surgery
as convenient and comfortable as possible. Best of all, you can go home
shortly after your procedure and recover in the comfort of your home,
under the attentive care of loved ones.
A member of the PRSC business office staff will call your insurance company
prior to surgery to verify your medical benefits for our facility charge.
We will secure any information regarding co-payments, coinsurance, and/or
deductibles amounts that will be your responsibility. Prior payment arrangements
and/or your share of charges are expected in full on the day of your surgery.
Please remember these amounts are estimates. If your insurance does not
pay as expected or your physician changes or adds to your procedure, the
patient responsible amount and/or fee could change. If you have no insurance
or if your insurance does not cover the procedure to be performed, please
make arrangements to pay the Surgical Center facility fee prior to your surgery.
It is important to be able to schedule treatment and care right away. For
that reason we offer convenient monthly payments through Care Credit patient
payment plans. Please visit their website to see if you qualify:
For your convenience, we accept cash, personal checks, VISA, MasterCard,
American Express and Discover. Our fees cover supplies, equipment, personnel
and the use of the operating and recovery rooms.
You will receive a separate bill from your surgeon, anesthesiologist and
any lab, radiology or pathology testing performed during surgery.Any questions
regarding these services should be directed to the billing offices of
the appropriate provider.
Our business office staff will be happy to answer any questions you may
have regarding insurance coverage or billing procedures.
A list of the most common forms are used at Powder River Surgery Center.
Please complete and print them, then bring with you for your visit.
Campbell County Health affirms and supports patient's rights and responsibilities
with the expectation that observance of these rights will contribute to
greater satisfaction for patients, their families, their physician, and
Surgery for Children
Powder River Surgery Center was designed to accommodate the special needs
of our pediatric patients. The Center has a highly qualified nursing staff,
and the anesthesia team has extensive training and experience with children.We
encourage children to bring a favorite toy, stuffed animal or clean blanket
with. Parents of small children should bring childcare items such as diapers,
bottles and extra underclothes. Parents are required to stay with the
child while he or she is in the preoperative and postoperative areas and
must remain in the building during the child's procedure. Parents will
not be allowed in the operating room.
Preparing For Surgery
Your physician will discuss your operation with you during your office
visit. Your surgical procedure will be scheduled by your physician. Please
be sure to tell your doctor about any existing medical conditions and
any medication that you are currently taking.You must make arrangements
for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours
after your surgery. A parent or legal guardian must accompany patients
under the age of 18. Legal guardians must provide proof of guardianship.
Someone must be here at all times.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery
unless your doctor or anesthesiologists direct otherwise. This includes
coffee, tea, water, ice, hard candy, gum, mints, cigarettes and chewing
tobacco. Aspiration of stomach contents during surgery could be life threatening.
Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before and after your surgery.
You may brush your teeth or rinse your mouth the day of the surgery, provided
nothing is swallowed.
If you take insulin or any other routine medication, your doctor or anesthesiologist
will tell you how to take your medication the day of surgery.
If you take a blood thinner, please notify your surgeon when scheduling
You may take your normal heart, blood pressure, breathing or seizure medication
the morning of surgery with a small sip of water.
Be aware of changes in your physical condition, such as a sore throat or
a cold prior to surgery.
CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN IF CHANGES OCCUR.
If your baby, under two years of age, is having surgery, please check with
us for special instructions.
You will receive a phone call from a member of our nursing staff to complete
a preoperative health assessment. If for some reason we are not able to
reach you, please contact us at 307.688.8600 . It is very important that
we speak with you before surgery.
The Day Of Surgery Info
If you are unable to keep your appointment or you are delayed, please contact
the PRSC immediately. Please arrive 60 minutes before your scheduled time
unless otherwise notified.
Do not wear any jewelry and remove ALL piercings, makeup, nail polish and
lotion. Remove contact lenses, if you wear them. Leave all valuables at home.
Choose low-heeled shoes and loose, comfortable clothing which is easy to
put on, take off, and does not bind the site of your surgery. Avoid garments
that pull over your head. Sleeves and legs should be loose enough to fit
over bandages if necessary.
Bring your insurance cards and any expected copay.
When you arrive at the center, please check in at the front desk to register.
A nurse will escort you into the preoperative area where a brief medical
assessment will be performed. You will be asked to change into a gown
provided by the Center. Your valuables will be placed in a secured locker
or given to the person who has accompanied you to the Surgery Center.
Your anesthesiologist will visit with you prior to surgery.
After your procedure is completed, you will rest briefly in our recovery
room under the care of specially trained nurses and monitored by your
anesthesiologist. You will then be transferred to a step-down recovery
area, where your family and friends can be with you. Please limit your
visitors to two at a time.
Try to make other arrangements for siblings to allow for undivided attention
to the surgical family member.
Surgery Discharge Instructions
In most cases, depending on your procedure, you will be ready to leave
the PRSC in one to two hours following the completion of your surgery.
Before you are discharged, your physician will provide specific instructions
regarding your at-home care. For your comfort and safety, we remind you
of the following:
- You will not be able to drive yourself home following surgery. You should
arrange to have a responsible adult here to drive you home and stay with
you for 24 hours.
- Take it easy until your physician says you can return to your normal level
- Carefully follow your physician's written instructions regarding post-operative
diet, rest and medication.
- It is natural to experience some discomfort in the area of the operation.
You may also experience some drowsiness or dizziness depending on the
type of anesthesia you receive or on the amount of pain medication you
are taking at home.
- Do not drive, operate heavy machinery or power tools, cook, drink alcoholic
beverages, make legal decisions, or take any medications not prescribed
by your physician for at least 24 hours after your surgery.
- Contact your physician if you feel you are having problems after surgery.
If you cannot contact your doctor but feel your concerns warrant a doctor's
attention, call or go to the emergency room closest to you.
- Before you are discharged, your physician will provide specific instructions
regarding your at-home care.
- A few days after surgery, a member of our staff will call to see how you
are doing. If you experience any complications, you may contact us during
business hours, or if it is after hours and you feel you need immediate
attention, call your nearest emergency room or attending physician.
Participating In Our Survey
Upon discharge of the Center, you will receive a copy of our Patient Satisfaction
Survey. Your comments and suggestions are very important to us and will
help us improve the service we provide to our future patients and their
families. Please take a moment to fill out this short survey and return
it to a staff member.
Find the Powder River Surgery Center at
Location: Stocktrail Building, 906 W. Sixth St., Suite A, Upper Level,
Gillette, Wyoming 82716
Director: Michelle Kioschos