Summit Surgery
Center At St Mary’s Galena

Summit Surgery Center is a multi-specialty outpatient surgery center here in Reno, Nevada.

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Our Specialties
Summit Surgery Center
Reno, NV Outpatient Surgery Center



Ambulatory Surgery Center

Summit Surgery Center is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, a reputable regulatory body in the industry.
Better still, our nurses are certified by the Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and the Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).





Physiatry (Pain)






The Day Before Surgery
A Registered Nurse will contact you regarding your surgery and any pre-testing needed. Insurance will dictate where tests are performed. Your state of health may warrant more extensive testing.
As a courtesy to you, we will bill your insurance company directly. Please be aware, however, that you are responsible for paying your co-pay and/or deductible at the time of service. If you have questions about your fee for service, please call
(775) 674-5200.
You will be informed by a Registered Nurse or your Physician if you are to take any regularly scheduled morning medications.
We recommend a light dinner and to refrain from drinking alcohol the night before your surgery. Drink plenty of non-caffeinated fluids 24 hours before your surgery.
Please arrange transportation to and from the Surgery Center with a designated, responsible adult required to remain on site or be readily available by cell phone.
Notify the Surgery Center if you or your child had recent contact with a communicable disease (chicken pox, measles, mumps, Covid)
Written Patient Rights and Responsibilities will be available to you at the time of admission.
Do not drive 24 hours following your surgery.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke after midnight prior to your surgery.
Parent or Guardian MUST remain in the facility during the surgery of a minor aged patient.
Notify the Surgery Center and your physician if you have a current fever, cough or cold.
It is recommended that a responsible adult stay with you 24 hours after your surgery.

On the Day of your Surgery

With highly equipped operating rooms, up-to-date technology, and certified staff, we provide a stay where patients enjoy the highest health care standards.
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You will be required to arrive 1 hour prior to your scheduled surgery time.

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Patients are discharged via the west entrance, vehicle parking available.


A Registered Nurse will accompany you to the pre-op area.


Depending on your procedure type, recovery is approximately 20 minutes to 4 hours.

Home Care

Home care/discharge instructions regarding your after care will be reviewed with you and your designated responsible adult prior to your discharge from Summit Surgery Center.

Other Information

  • Shower or bathe the night before or the morning of surgery.
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes.
  • Leave valuables and jewelry at home.
  • Bring photo identification and your insurance card.
  • Bring cases for glasses, contact lenses, hearing aids, or dentures.
    • They may be removed prior to your procedure.

After Your Surgery

Following your surgery, we’ll take you to our recovery room. The duration of your stay will depend on the nature of your surgery and how fast you recover from anesthesia.

During your stay in our outpatient surgery center, you may have one visitor at a time.

For children:

Once your child has arrived in recovery and is awake, you may come into recovery to be with them. Our recovery room nurse will take care of your child until he awakens.

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Before Leaving Our Ambulatory Surgery Center

Before you leave, one of our nurses will provide instructions about your diet, medication, and rest. You’ll likely be feeling sleepy, tired, or dizzy which is why you need to go home and rest.

You must have a ride home. Do not operate any machinery or sign any legal documents for at least 24 hours. You’ll need to have made arrangements for someone to take you home since you cannot drive. You also need to avoid alcoholic beverages in the first 24 hours or when taking pain medications.

At Home
Since you’re not fully recovered, we encourage you to have a responsible person to stay with you for at least 24 hours. If you develop any complications, do not hesitate to contact your surgeon immediately. A nurse will call you the next business day to see how you are doing. If you have further questions about your care, do not hesitate to call us during working hours.
Guaranteed Satisfaction
At Summit Surgery Center, we don’t just stop at surgery. One of our staff will stay in touch so we can monitor your recovery progress. You’ll also get a chance to provide feedback regarding the services at our outpatient surgery center.


You will be given specific written instructions regarding your care. It is important to have your caregiver available during the post-operative discharge instructions, as you may experience difficulty remembering. Please have a responsible licensed person to drive you home. Taxi, Uber and Lyft transportation is allowed only for patients that are accompanied by a responsible escort.


When receiving anesthesia or pain medications, nausea and vomiting is a possibility. Your recovery nurse will discuss these issues in detail during your discharge phase.


It is natural to experience some discomfort in the area of the procedure. You may be prescribed pain medicine; take as directed. You may take over-the counter medications as directed by your physician. Apply ice or heat as instructed.


After procedures, you will need to monitor for possible infection. The recovery nurse will discuss signs and symptoms with you before discharge. Signs and symptoms include fever, swelling, heat, drainage, or redness.


Bleeding at the procedure site is a possibility. If necessary, the dressing may be covered with additional layers. The dressing should only be removed/changed by instruction from your physician.


If medications are needed for your recovery, they will be called in before or on the day of your procedure. It is best to pick them up the day before, if possible, to avoid delay in your care. Follow your physician’s instructions for all medications.


For your safety, we highly recommend someone stay with you after surgery. Follow all physician instructions. Do not drive, operate machinery or power tools, or drink alcoholic beverages. Your physician will give you specific instructions on when to continue your current medications.


If you feel you are having problems after discharge, contact your physician directly. If you are having chest pains or difficulty breathing, call 911.

At any time during your discharge, if you have ANY questions or concerns, please let your recovery nurse know!


A staff member will call you the day after your surgery to check on how you are doing. If your surgery is on Friday, you will be called on Monday. This is an opportunity to ask any questions about your discharge instructions.
You will receive a survey by mail regarding your stay. We appreciate you completing the survey. Your opinions are very important to us and will help us improve our services.

Pain Management

Interventional Pain Management Post Procedure Instructions

You may resume your regular medications (with the exception of blood thinners). No bath, swimming, or hot tub for 48 hours. Remove dressing tomorrow, then ok to shower. (trial patients DO NOT take blood thinners or shower until leads are removed)

You may have increased discomfort or muscle spasms for the next few days. For the first 24 hours, you may use oral pain medications and/or ice to decrease the discomfort. After 24 hours, you may use either heat or ice for 20 minutes only, every hour. (trial patients, nothing until leads are removed)

If you have received a steroid injection, common temporary side effects that you may experience over the next 3-7 days after your injection may include: Increased appetite, muscle weakness, night sweats, mild weight gain, mild flushing, increased blood sugar, increased peptic ulcer symptoms, neck pain, low grade headache and/or irritability, insomnia.

Other Procedural Information:

Epidural, SI Joint, Shoulder or Knee Joint, Steroid Injections

It may take up to 2 weeks to see benefit from a steroid injection. If you have not noticed relief after 2 weeks, please call the office to make a follow up visit (if not scheduled already).
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Medial Branch Block

This is a diagnostic (test) injection prior to a Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA). Results are typically noticed immediately. These will usually provide pain relief for 6 hours or more. If this is the case, please call the office to schedule your RFA if you are not currently scheduled. Please note that some insurances require 2 diagnostic blocks before an ablation.

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Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

This is a procedure that cauterizes, or burns, the medial branch nerves. It is NORMAL to have increased pain, redness, warmth or numbness over the area for up to 6-8 weeks.


  • Redness, bleeding, and/or swelling at the injection site
  • Fever, over 101
  • Sudden dramatic increase of pain
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Loss or decrease of feeling in extremities
  • Loss of bowel and/or bladder control or new onset of difficulty urinating
  • Severe headache


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Special-COVID 19 Precautions

Our goal is to offer you an elective procedure while keeping employees, physicians, patients, and visitors safe. To that end, we have implemented the following requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic:
1. Surgical patients will be tested for COVID 5-7 days before the procedure. Only patients who have tested negative will be admitted.

a. Starting Monday July 13, 2020, testing will be done outside the summit surgery center at 18653 Wedge Pkwy. It is a drive -up.

b. Once you arrive to the drive-up area, please call 775 674-5200 and a nurse will come out to greet you and take the test sample.

c. Bring your photo ID and insurance card.

d. Hours of Operation: T, Th, F 10am-2pm drop-in

2. Once tested, you must self-quarantine until your procedure date. You cannot go to work, church, or any stores. Please stay home until you come to the center for your procedure.

a. During those 5-7 days, please take and record your temperature twice a day.

b. Bring your temperature log with you on the day of surgery.

3. You will complete a pre-screening questionnaire by phone and on the day of surgery.

4. Please bring and wear a mask when entering the facility.

5. Only one (1) visitor may accompany the patient. Please have them drop you off and be available by phone in case there is a change to your procedure.

6. For pediatric patients we do require that one parent stays in the building. Please bring something to do or read. We no longer have magazines available.

7. We will provide written discharge instructions and go over those instructions in the parking lot with your visitor. On occasion, the nurse may ask the visitor to come to recovery to receive the discharge instructions. Please have the visitor also bring a mask.

8. Physicians will call your designated family/friend after surgery with an update. We will ask you for that phone number upon admission. Make sure you have it available and ready to accept calls.

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Contact Us

Summit Surgery Center is open for new appointments.

18653 WEDGE PKWY STE 170

Reno NV 89511

(775) 674-5200

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