South County Surgical Center is now part of Mercy. We’re providing even more high-quality, convenient care with the same trusted team.
When you’re having outpatient surgery, you want to feel confident that you’re in good hands. The highly skilled surgeons, physicians and other professionals at Mercy's South County Outpatient Surgery Center on West Bend Drive provide exceptional care in a warm, personalized setting. Our center features technologically advanced surgical suites and private preoperative and recovery rooms.
Our outpatient surgical center features technologically advanced surgical suites and private preoperative and recovery rooms.
Check these items off your list well before surgery. They’re important steps that help you avoid surgery delay or cancellation.
Food & Drink
Smoking & Tobacco Use
Makeup, Nail Polish & Jewelry
Notify the Surgery Center / Surgeon
Preparing for surgery means planning ahead. Be sure to bring the information you need and make arrangements in advance.
Identification, Insurance Card & Payment
Driver & Caregiver
Your doctor or preregistration nurse will let you know when to arrive at the surgery center, which is located at: 12345 West Bend Dr., Suite 201, St. Louis, MO. Remember to bring your photo ID, insurance card and a method of payment.
After checking in, you’ll go to the preoperative (preop) area, where a nurse assesses your health and gets you ready for surgery. You and your family member or responsible adult may wait in the preop area until surgery time. An anesthesiologist stops by to answer any questions, and you’ll also see your surgeon in the preop area. When it’s time for surgery, our team members take you to the surgical suite. Your family member or responsible adult goes to the waiting area and rejoins you after surgery.
You’ll be cared for in the recovery area until you’re well enough to go home. Most people spend an hour or two in recovery after outpatient surgery. It’s normal to experience sleepiness and dizziness for 12-24 hours after surgery.
You’ll receive verbal and written instructions on caring for yourself at home, which should be followed carefully. For your safety, your family member or another responsible adult must review and sign the instructions before you leave. This person must drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours. Don’t plan to use public transportation or other driving services. After you’re home, if you have concerns or unexpected health changes, call your surgeon or go to the nearest emergency room. The day after surgery, one of our nurses calls you at home to check on your progress.
We help you manage your pain after surgery, so you can stay comfortable and heal. We assess your pain level from the time you arrive at the surgery center through your postoperative call at home. Based on your pain level, we can make adjustments to help you feel more comfortable. We often use a combination of pain-management approaches for outpatient surgery, including oral and intravenous (IV) medications, nerve blocks, injections during surgery and other techniques. Talk with your anesthesiologist, surgeon and nurses if you have pain-management questions or concerns.
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of outpatient surgical services, including:
Mercy Outpatient Surgery Center - West Bend is a Joint Commission-accredited center that’s recognized for achieving the highest national standards of surgical quality and safety. Learn more