Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies

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250 East Ponce De Leon Ave
Suite 100
Decatur, GA 30030 Get Directions
Closed Today
Monday7:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday7:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday7:30am – 5:00pm
Friday7:30am – 5:00pm
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Your visit at Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies

An ambulatory surgery center (ASC), Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies offers you, the patient, the benefits of a private outpatient facility with the comfort and support of a full-service medical center. Your same-day surgical procedure is performed in an easily accessible outpatient setting without the need for a hospital admission and overnight stay.  You will have surgery, spend a short amount of time recovering at the center, and then return home that same day to fully recover where you are most comfortable.

Institute for Minimally Invasive Therapies caring staff of highly trained medical professionals are committed to providing an exceptional patient experience, always putting your needs first. They offer the knowledge, expertise and personal attention that you expect—before, during and after your surgical procedure.

Preparing for your surgery

The center will give you instructions to follow in the days before surgery. These instructions usually explain whether you need to stop medications or fill new prescriptions, when to stop eating and drinking before surgery, your arrival time, and other instructions. Be sure to follow all directions carefully. If you are confused about anything, call us at 404.377.9171 and ask questions.

Day of surgery

Items to bring with you on the day of surgery:

  • Insurance card
  • Government-issued photo ID
  • an up-to-date list of your current medications
  • Eyeglasses, if you wear them
  • Any forms your doctor has asked you to bring with you
  • If you have an Advance Directive, we would like to request that a copy be placed in your record.
  • Do not bring any valuables (money, jewelry, etc.)

Transportation.  You will not be allowed to drive after the procedure. Arrange transportation for returning home or accompany you in a taxi. Arrange for someone to be with you the rest of the day.

After surgery

Immediately following your surgery. After your procedure, you will wake up in a recovery room. You may feel lethargic due to the anesthesia or sedation that was provided to you. We will monitor your vital signs and carefully review your discharge instructions with you and your care provider or family member. We will provide verbal and written instructions for your recovery at home. Make sure you understand your discharge instructions and any new prescriptions.

Following your visit

Recover at home. Follow the instructions on the discharge summary sheet. If you have concerns, please contact the phone number listed on the discharge sheet to reach your physician or care team.

The first 24 hours. Following your surgery, we encourage you to have someone stay with you for 24 hours. Do not drive or operate any heavy machinery. Also, avoid any important decision-making.

Rest. Be sure to rest. This is very important as you recover from your surgery.

Medication. Only take medication prescribed by your physician and avoid any alcohol while taking pain medication.

Unusual symptoms. Contact the phone number listed on the discharge sheet to reach your physician or care team if you experience unusual symptoms or an unexpected change in your condition.