physicians performing surgery on patient in operating room

Trident Surgery Center is located at the Trident Medical Arts Building at: 9313 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 102, Charleston, S.C. 29406 (see map below). We can be reached Mon – Fri: 6:30am – 5:00pm, at (843) 797-8992. After hours you may leave a voice message and your call will be returned the next business day.

For more information about our facility please visit the Trident Surgery Center website.

Surgical Procedures

At Trident Surgery Center, we specialize in same-day surgery. After surgery you return to the comfort of your own home. Studies show that a familiar, comfortable environment helps to speed recovery.

Scheduling

Your surgeon’s office will schedule the date and time of your surgery, which may be based on the availability of operating rooms. You will be given a brochure and a letter from your doctor outlining how to prepare for your surgery. You will also receive a letter by mail from the surgery center with general surgery and insurance information. Plan to arrive one hour before your scheduled surgery time.

Patient Registration

Your surgery, step by step

The following outlines the general information you will need to know before your surgery. Please follow all the instructions carefully to ensure that every aspect of your planned visit proceeds smoothly.

  • Please have someone plan to stay at the center for the duration of the procedure who can drive you home. If not, your surgery will need to be rescheduled.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.
  • Bring all medications you are currently taking.
  • Bring any items such as crutches, X-rays, etc., that your physician has indicated.
  • Please have any pre-operative lab tests, EKG, etc., completed prior to the day of surgery.
  • Do not take insulin the day of your surgery unless otherwise specified by your physician.
  • Leave any valuables at home.
  • Remove jewelry, makeup and nail polish.
  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing.
  • Please inform any family members or friends to wear or bring warm clothing because the surgery center may be cold.
  • There is a lounge with a television and magazines, a cafe in the building as well as a cafeteria across the street for your family members and friends.
  • After your surgery, you will be offered beverages, but we do not provide food.
  • On average most patients stay approximately 90 minutes following surgery, depending on the type of procedure.

For the safety of the patient, Trident Surgery Center requires someone be present for the duration of the surgery.

Financial Arrangements

The staff at Trident Surgery Center looks forward to serving you. Our policy states that the patient is required to pay his/her co-payment and deductible at the time of services. To ensure you will receive quality care in a timely and organized manner, we have furnished a summary of potential financial requirements.

The balance of any charges for previous patient services at Trident Surgery Center should be paid in full prior to your currently scheduled surgery.

  • Your doctor’s office is responsible for acquiring pre-certification numbers before the time of surgery, or you will either be held accountable for the bill or your surgery will be rescheduled.
  • You will receive a statement until the balance is paid in full even if the insurance is pending.
  • Trident Surgery Center does not accept letters of protection for such occurrences as Worker’s Compensation or injury.
  • Trident Surgery Center accepts Visa, Mastercard, cash and personal checks.

If you have any questions, you can speak with an account representative between the hours of 6:30am – 5:00pm at (843) 797-4032 or leave a message between 5:00pm – 6:30am. We will return your call.

Pain Management Procedures

At Trident Surgery Center, we specialize in many pain management procedures. After your procedure you return to the comfort of your own home. Studies show that a familiar, comfortable environment helps to speed recovery.

Scheduling

You and your physician will schedule the date and time of the procedure at our center, which is based on the availability of rooms. If you are having a pain block, plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your procedure.

Patient Registration

  • Bring a current insurance card(s), social security number and photo ID the day of your procedure.

Your Procedure, step by step

The following outlines the general information you will need to know before your procedure. Please follow all the instructions carefully to ensure that every aspect of your planned visit proceeds smoothly.

  • Contact your physician about eating and drinking requirements prior to your procedure.
  • If you are taking Coumadin, please contact your physician. We recommend you stop taking it four days prior to your procedure.
  • Bring all medications you are currently taking.
  • Bring any items such as films, CT scans, MRI results, etc. that your physician has indicated.
  • A nurse will assess your medical history and medications and will answer any questions you have.
  • You must have someone designated to drive you home that remains on site.
  • Due to limited space, we ask that you bring no more than two family members with you.
  • Leave any valuables at home.
  • Wear warm, comfortable clothing.
  • Please inform any family members or friends planning to wait for you at the center to wear or bring warm clothing because the surgery center may be cold.
  • There is a lounge with a television and magazines, a cafe in the building as well as a cafeteria across the street for your family members and friends.
  • After your procedure you will be offered beverages, but we do not provide food.
  • On average, most patients stay approximately 30 minutes, depending on the type of procedure.

If you have any questions, you can speak with a nurse between 6:30am &ndah; 5:00pm at (843) 797-4079.

Financial Arrangements

The staff at Trdent Surgery Center looks forward to serving you. Our policy states that the patient is required to pay his/her co-payment and deductible at the time of services. As a courtesy, we will attempt to call you 2-3 days prior to your surgery to inform you of your specific obligations. If you would like information prior to that time, please stop by between 6:30am &ndah; 5:00pm or call us at (843) 797-4032.

  • The balance of any charges for previous patient services at Trident Surgery Center should be paid in full prior to your currently scheduled surgery. Your doctor’s office is responsible for acquiring pre-certification numbers before the time of surgery, or you will either be held accountable for the bill or your surgery will be rescheduled.
  • You will receive a statement until the balance is paid in full even if the insurance is pending.
  • Trident Surgery Center does not accept letters of protection for such occurrences as Worker’s Compensation or injury.
  • Trident Surgery Center accepts Visa, Mastercard, cash and personal checks.
  • Please be aware that you will receive a bill from the surgeon, the anesthesiologist and Trident Surgery Center. If you are having a biopsy, cultures or any tissue removed, you may also receive a pathology bill. The surgery center bills and makes financial arrangements for their services only.

If you have any questions, you can speak with an account representative between the hours of 6:30am &ndah; 5:00pm. at (843) 797-4032 or leave a message between 5:00pm – 6:30am. We will return your call. We look forward to serving you!

Trident Surgery Center
9313 Medical Plaza Dr
Suite 102
Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 797-8992
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