At Canyon Vista Medical Center the spirit of our surgical care is reflected in our beautiful state-of-the-art Outpatient Surgery Center (OSC) and on the faces of our compassionate staff. You will find our OSC located on Highway 90 East just 2 miles from the Fry Boulevard/Highway 92 intersection.

We provide Surgical / Endoscopy services at:

  • Our Outpatient Surgery Center – 5700 E. Highway 90 in Sierra Vista
  • Our hospital’s main campus – Surgical Services, 5700 E. Highway 90 in Sierra Vista

Contact Us:

  • When you pre-register for your surgical services, you will be given complete pre-operative information. If you have any questions at all, we welcome you to call 520-263-2570 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. where one of our helpful schedulers will be happy to assist you.

We are proud of the range of services we provide giving you the advantage of going home the same day surgery is performed. Our caring surgical staff, led by your physician, is comprised of registered nurses, surgical technicians, anesthesiologists, and the Sterile Processing team all licensed and certified by the state of Arizona, carrying the highest levels of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).

On the day of your surgery, you will check in with our helpful Client Services staff that will quickly process your paperwork. One of our nurses will conduct you to the pre-operative area where you will be readied for surgery. You may have one family member or friend stay with you during this process. You are welcome to bring something to read or do until it is time to go into surgery. Please do not bring any valuables with you on the day of your surgery. Your family and friends may wait in our spacious lobby area equipped with cable television or atrium. We do request that cellular telephones are limited to outdoor use. Refreshments are available from vending machines located in the Outpatient Surgery Center’s main lobby. Your family members and friends will be fully informed of your progress and your support person may visit you in the post-operative area after you are recovered from anesthesia. When you are ready to go home, you will be released at our convenient, covered portico where your support person can drive right in to pick you up.

In addition to providing high standards of care, our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible by answering your questions and educating you about your surgical care. To help you, we have listed helpful information below.


  • Endoscopy – used to diagnosis and treat digestive diseases, the esophagus, and the colon (including upper endoscopy and colonoscopy).
  • General Surgery – includes respiratory, digestive, abdominal, and vascular system.
  • Gynecological Surgery
  • Orthopedics – procedures involving injury or disease to bones or joints.
  • Otolaryngology – ear, nose, and throat procedures.
  • Urology – specializing in kidney, urinary system, and prostate procedures.
  • Podiatry – Treatment of foot disorders.
  • Plastics


  • First, call 520-263-2570 option 2, to register for your surgery or procedure.  Please have your insurance information available and a phone number where you can be easily reached.


  • You will be required to speak with a nurse in person or on the phone prior to the day of your surgery/procedure.
  • This may take up to 45 minutes.  Appointments can be scheduled for your convenience during registration.
  • Please be prepared to provide us with a complete list of ALL your medications (prescription, over the counter, vitamins and supplements) complete with dosage and frequency.


  • Adults: Absolutely nothing to eat after midnight.  No food, gum, candy, or mints.
    (Note: If you are having a colonoscopy or endoscopy please follow your Doctor’s special prep instructions.)
  • Adults: Clear liquids (see below) up to 6 hours prior to your arrival time.
  • Pediatrics:  2 – 12 years:  Stop food 6 hours before admission.  Stop clear liquids 4 hours before admission.
  • Pediatrics: Less than 2 years:  Stop solid food 6 hours before admission.  Stop breast milk 3 hours before admission and clear liquids 2 hours before admission.
  • Clear Liquids: See through liquids such as apple, white grape, cranberry juice, water, jello, soda, clear broth, coffee with no cream.
  • No alcohol within 24 hours.
  • You may brush your teeth, but do not swallow.
  • Shower or bathe prior to coming in for your surgery/procedure. Be sure your hair is dry.  No creams, lotions, powders or perfumes on your skin.  No makeup, especially mascara.
  • Hand or foot surgery: We recommend artificial nails and nail polish be removed from the operative hand or foot.
  • ALL jewelry must be removed, this includes wedding bands and all body piercings.
  • Do not shave your surgery site.
  • Do not glue dentures.
  • No contact lenses during surgery.
  • Bring your hearing aids and glasses with you.
  • Bring your insurance cards, picture ID, and payment method with you on the day of surgery.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing for the affected limb/surgery site and wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Do not bring ANY valuables with you in to the surgery area (watch, jewelry, cellphones, Ipads, etc.).
  • Only one person may accompany you in the pre-op and post-op area.  Minors (under 18yrs) may be accompanied by two parents.  Minors must have a legal guardian present in the hospital at all times.


  • A responsible adult 18 yrs or older must accompany you home.
  • You will not be permitted to leave the hospital alone or to drive or operate hazardous machinery for at least 24 hours after surgery.
  • You will not be permitted to take a taxi home alone.
  • It is strongly recommended that you arrange for someone to assist you at home for the first 24 hours after surgery.


1. Please call the scheduling office at 520-263-2570, press option 3 between 1:00pm-3:00pm (Mon – Fri) for your arrival time. Please be aware that emergencies may delay the start of your surgery.

2. Remember your surgery may be rescheduled if: you do not follow the instructions for your safety, ordered laboratory studies are not completed, your pre-op interview has not been completed, or a responsible adult cannot accompany you from the hospital following surgery.

If you have any questions regarding these instructions, your surgery or procedure, please call your doctor’s office or our facility at 520-263-2570.

Frequently Asked Questions:

You can prepare for same-day surgery by asking your physician questions and by completely following their guidelines. Here are some questions you can ask your physician about what you will be able to do after surgery:

  • Will I be able to prepare my own meals?
  • Can I take care of my personal needs?
  • Will I be able to walk without assistance?
  • Will I be able to walk up stairs?
  • Can I bathe or shower?
  • How will I take care of my incision?
  • What kinds of things do I look for that indicate something is wrong?
  • How long will I remain off work?
  • What medications should I continue to take prior to and after surgery?

Post-Operative Guidelines:

Today, outpatient surgery provides the benefit of going home the same day as surgery, however that does not mean you can resume your usual activities right away.

  • Make sure you have someone to assist you for the first 24 hours.
  • If you live alone be sure your physicians is aware.
  • Every surgery involves some pain. Your physicians will determine the appropriate pain regimen to help you. If you have concerns about your level of pain or you have stomach irritation, nausea, or an allergic reaction (skin rash, itching, hives) please contact your physicians or seek emergency medical care.
  • You may be nauseated or even vomit following surgery but this should go away within a few hours. If you are still nauseated or vomiting the next day, call your physicians. If you have concerns about continued nausea or vomiting please contact your physicians or seek emergency medical care.
  • Fever over 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit, increased swelling, redness, or drainage are symptoms your physicians need to be immediately aware of. Call your physician or seek emergency medical care.
  • To reduce your risk of pneumonia, breathe deeply and cough several times a day for one to two days after surgery. If this is recommended for you, you will be given specific instructions.
  • Keep your follow-up appointment with your physician.
  • Follow the specific instructions that your physician gives you related to your surgery. Be sure you understand them and write them down so you can review them later. Your family member or support person is encouraged to attend all appointments with you.

Parent’s Guide to Outpatient Surgery:

Even outpatient surgery can seem scary to a child. At Canyon Vista Medical Center, we want to help answer all of your questions so you and your child may recover quickly.

  • Follow your physician’s pre-operative instructions. By doing so, your child will not have to go through “surgery day” all over again.
  • Follow the eating/drinking directions given by your child’s physician.
  • If your child is ill on the day before surgery, call your physician and the Perioperative Services office at 520-263-2570 immediately.
  • If you are a foster parent or grandparent, bring the legal documents with you that prove you can authorize the surgery. You must remain at the Outpatient Surgery Center during surgery and recovery.
  • Bring your insurance information and your child’s medical records, any medications your child is taking, and tell us about any allergies your child has.
  • Dress your child in comfortable clothes.
  • Bring your child’s favorite blanket, toy, or stuffed animal. They may take one of these into surgery with them.
  • You are welcome to bring a quiet activity for your child to do while waiting for surgery.
  • You must remain at the Outpatient Surgery Center during surgery and recovery.
  • Bring another adult with you so when it is time to go home, you can concentrate on taking care of your child.
  • We request that other children be left at home as our waiting area has no provisions for unsupervised children.