Welcome to the UCLA Ambulatory Surgery Center in Westwood
Thank you for choosing the UCLA Ambulatory Surgery Center in Westwood for your upcoming surgery or procedure. Please carefully follow these important guidelines in conjunction with your physician’s instructions. Your surgery may be postponed if these guidelines are not followed.
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The UCLA Ambulatory Surgery Center in Westwood is located in the Peter Morton Medical Building at 200 UCLA Medical Plaza on the 6th floor in Suite 660. You can contact us at (310) 794-1106 or (310) 794-1085. Click here for map and directions.
Your doctor’s office will give you a preliminary time your surgery is scheduled to take place. One business day before your surgery—usually after 3 pm—you will be contacted by a registered nurse from the UCLA Ambulatory Surgery Center in Westwood who will confirm your arrival time.
The following are general guidelines for preparing for your surgery. In addition, please follow the directions that you receive from your surgeon and ask your surgeon or primary care physician if you have any specific questions.
Below are guidelines about eating and drinking prior to your surgery or procedure. Under anesthesia, you may vomit the contents of your stomach into your lungs, possibly causing pneumonia and even death. Please follow instructions from your surgeon in conjunction with these guidelines.
Instructions for adults:
Instructions for infants and children: Infants younger than 6 months:
Children older than 6 months and younger than 3 years of age:
Children 3 years of age and older:
Please complete the Medication History Form and bring it with you to your scheduled surgery. When filling out your Medication History Form, please accurately note the dose and frequency of each medication and supplement.
Download the Medication History Form.
Your prompt arrival is important in order to give our staff enough time to get you ready for your surgery. If you foresee a problem arriving on time, please notify us as soon as possible by calling (310) 794-1106 or (310) 794-1085.
Please remember, your surgery may be cancelled if you:
Parking is available in the parking garage at 200 UCLA Medical Plaza. There is a fee to park. The Ambulatory Surgery Center cannot validate parking or reimburse the parking fee.
The UCLA Ambulatory Surgery Center in Westwood is located in the Peter Morton Medical Building at 200 UCLA Medical Plaza. Please take the elevator to the 6th floor and proceed to Suite 660 to check in for your surgery or procedure.
Please bring an ID, your cellular telephone, insurance cards and a minimal amount of cash or one credit card, which may be needed to pay for parking, purchasing medications or insurance co-payments.
After checking in at the reception area, you will be escorted to the Pretreatment Unit where a nurse will ask you to change into a hospital gown and begin the preoperative assessment. The nurse will ask you pertinent health questions that are necessary for a complete evaluation.
Patient care needs require that we limit the number of people allowed in the Pretreatment Unit. Only one person is allowed to accompany you in the preoperative area. Minors may have two accompanying adults.
Following surgery, you will be transferred to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). In the PACU, you will be closely monitored as you recover from your anesthetic.
During your recovery time in the PACU, your nurse will give you or your family written instructions that may include how to care for your surgical site, what to expect during your recovery and assistance with walking.
We require that you have a responsible adult available to accompany you home. This does not include public transportation, a taxi driver or other ridesharing services. Your surgery will be cancelled if you do not have a responsible adult available to take you home at time of discharge.
If you have any immediate concerns about your medical condition once you arrive home, such as fever, chills, severe nausea, vomiting, bleeding or severe pain, contact the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center page operator by calling (310) 825-6301 and pressing 1. The operator will help you contact your surgeon or the designated resident on call. If it is an emergency, dial 911 or report to the nearest emergency room.
Again, thank you for choosing the UCLA Ambulatory Surgery Center in Westwood for your upcoming surgery. To help ensure that we are providing the best care possible, please provide us with some details about your experience. We value your feedback and want to hear from you.
UCLA Ambulatory Surgery Center in Westwood Peter Morton Medical Building 200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 660 Los Angeles, CA 90095 (310) 794-1106 or (310) 794-1085 map and directions »