Ambulatory Surgery Center

3277 S. Lincoln Street
Englewood, CO 80113
(720) 274-0341 tel
(720) 274-0367 fax

3277 S. Lincoln Street
Englewood, CO 80113
Tel: (720) 274-0341
Fax: (720) 274-0367

Injections: What to Expect

You have been referred by your provider to Englewood Surgery Center for an injection. Below is a brief description of what you can expect on the day of your procedure:

~ You must arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, unless otherwise instructed.

~ You will be asked to undress into a gown. The nurse will then take a brief medical history and have you sign paperwork necessary to proceed with the procedure. PLEASE BRING A LIST OF ANY CURRENT MEDICATIONS YOU ARE ON to expedite your check-in process.

~ If you have a family member or friend with you, they are welcome to stay with you during this time. Unfortunately we do not allow small children in the pre-operative area.

~ The physician performing the injection will meet with you prior to the procedure to discuss any questions you may have.

~ After the injection, you will remain in the post-operative area for approximately 15-30 minutes. The nurses will review post-operative instructions and pain scales that you will be asked to fill out at home.

THERAPEUTIC INJECTIONS
FACET, SI (SACROILIAC JOINT), EPIDURAL STEROID, HIP INJECTIONS

These injections are considered “therapeutic” and are meant to help relieve your symptoms.

You may experience some immediate TEMPORARY relief of pain from the numbing medication that will be used. The Steroid medication may not take effect for 3-5 DAYS.

We will have you track your pain at home and ask that you return your pain scales during your follow-up appointment 10-14 days after your injection with your ordering provider.

DIAGNOSTIC INJECTIONS

MEDIAL BRANCH BLOCK, SELECTIVE NERVE ROOT BLOCK, SYMPATHETIC BLOCK

These injections are performed to help determine the location and source of your pain. Steroid medications may not be used. The numbing medication used should give you immediate TEMPORARY relief. It is imperative that you use the pain scale you are given to track your pain for 6 hours after the procedure.

RADIOFREQUENCY ABLATION (RF)

~ This procedure will be scheduled only after 2 successful Medial Branch Blocks unless otherwise determined.

~ You will need to fast (nothing by mouth from 10pm the night before). If you take any regular medication, we ask that you take it as scheduled with just a small sip of water.

~ You must arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment.

~ You will be asked to undress into a gown. The nurse will then take a brief medical history and have you sign paperwork necessary to proceed with the procedure. PLEASE BRING A LIST OF ANY CURRENT MEDICATIONS YOU ARE ON to expedite your check-in process.

~The nurse will start an IV on you. You will be receiving “conscious sedation” which means that you will feel relaxed but will not be asleep for your procedure.

~ If you have a family member or friend with you, they are welcome to stay with you during this time. Unfortunately we do not allow small children in the pre-operative area.

~ The physician performing the injection will meet with you prior to the procedure to discuss any questions you may have.

~ After the procedure, you will be observed in the post-operative area for approximately 30 minutes. Because you have had sedation, YOU MUST HAVE A DRIVER HOME. Please make sure these arrangements are made in advance.

Injections / Procedures

A broad variety of injection procedures are available and may be applicable to your condition. Most are performed using some form of image guidance to ensure precise placement.
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Advanced Techniques

We provide a state-of-art, fully equipped ambulatory surgery center to meet the needs of orthopaedic and spine patients.
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