Gynecomastia Outpatient Surgery Center
Dr. Cruise performs surgery under general anesthesia at a gynecomastia outpatient surgery center. Most surgeries take place at the Newport Beach Center for Surgery. The NBCS was established 2002 and is accredited by Medicare. The facility was designed to provide comprehensive outpatient surgical services including Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Gynecology, Orthopedic and Podiatric Surgery. NBCS is now considered a premier gynecomastia outpatient surgery center. Patients are treated to a serene, comfortable, private, self-contained facility featuring modern, state-of-the-art operating rooms equipped with the latest surgical instrumentation.
NBCS has overnight stay rooms available with round-the-clock to assist you. NBCS has a waiting area for those who will be waiting for you during your surgery. The gynecomastia outpatient surgery center is also located across the street from the beautiful Fashion Island outdoor shopping and dining center and Dr. Cruise's Newport Beach office.
Planning Your Surgery
The gynecomastia outpatient surgery center offers the following guidelines for a pleasant and safe stay. This information is recommended for the safety and protection of Dr. Cruise's patients.
- Make Transportation arrangements to and from the surgery center. Arrange for an adult to be with you for the first 24 Hours after your surgery.
- Notify your surgeon if you should develop changes in your health status prior to surgery (cough, fever, sore throat, flu symptoms).
- After midnight, the day before the procedure, do not have anything to drink or eat (even water), unless instructed by your physician or anesthesiologist. Failure to follow these instructions may result in cancellation of your surgery. If you have been advised to take any medications prior to surgery, you may do so with a small sip of water.
Arrangements for your arrival
- Dr. Cruise’s office and/or anesthesiologist will call you the day before your gynecomastia surgery to answer any questions.
- Patients are typically advised to arrive 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. prior to surgery, however if notified differently, please go by the time you were given.
- Shower or Bathe at home. Do not apply lotions, creams or powders to your skin, especially to your chest.
- Do not wear contact lenses, earrings and remove all piercings.
- Leave all valuables at home.
- Dentures should be worn but may be removed in the operating room.
- Your clothes should be loose-fitting and buttoned in front rather than pulled over the head.
The day of surgery
A member of the NBCS staff will greet you and assist with completing your admission forms. Please bring your I.D. and medical insurance card.
- Bring a list of current medications.
- Do not wear your contacts. Remember to bring your glasses instead.
- One of the nurses on staff will direct you to your private dressing room, and you will be given a gown, booties and cap to wear.
- The nurse will direct you to your bed where your blood pressure and temperature will be taken. Then, you will rest awaiting surgery. Any unanswered questions you might have will be addressed by Dr. Cruise or your anesthesiologist.
- After surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room. Recovery time varies with each patient and the type of procedure performed.
- Home care instructions will be given to you and your caregiver verbally and in writing.