The number of ORs, Treatment Rooms, and In-Patient Rooms:




Treatment Rooms


Intensive Care Treatment Rooms


In-Patient Rooms

About Your Surgery

Click on the Frequently Asked Questions below to
learn about your surgery.

The questions below may help you for before, during, and after your surgery.

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Before Procedure

What to expect before your day of the procedure.

  • What tests are required prior to my procedure?
  • Will I be contacted prior to my procedure by the facility?
  • What should I bring?
  • Should I arrange a ride to the facility?
  • What may I eat and drink before the procedure?
  • Should I take my routine medications on the day of the procedure?
  • What can I do to help ensure that I have the proper procedure on the correct site?
  • What can I do to help prevent a site infection?
  • Are there special considerations for a child having a procedure?
  • What if I think I might be pregnant?
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Day of Procedure

  • What will happen when I first arrive at the facility?
  • What should I wear?
  • What should I do with my clothes and additional belongings?
  • What happens after I check-in?
  • What can I do to help ensure that I have the proper procedure on the correct site?
  • What can I do to help prevent a site infection?
  • Will I see my physician prior to the procedure?
  • How long can my family stay with me prior to my procedure?
  • Can my child keep a special blanket or stuffed animal to ease his/her fears?
  • When should I arrive?
  • What if I think I might be pregnant?
  • Can I smoke?
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  • Are there different kinds of sedation or anesthesia?
  • May I request the type of anesthesia I will receive?
  • Will I receive any sedatives before the procedure?
  • What are the risks of anesthesia?
  • Will I be billed separately by the anesthesiologist?
  • Why must I refrain from eating and/or drinking prior to the procedure?
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After Procedure

  • What will happen if I am not able to go home?
  • What if I am not feeling well once I get home?
  • What can I eat when I get home?
  • What can I do to help prevent a post-operative infection?
  • How will my pain be managed?
  • Can my family be with me after the procedure?
  • May I drive home?
  • Should I continue my usual medications after procedure?
  • How long will I stay after my procedure?

Hospital Pricing Information

New guidelines established by the United States Department of Health and Human Services require hospitals to place a list of their standard charges on their website. This includes the hospital’s standard charges for each diagnosis-related group (DRG). A DRG provides a way to categorize the type of patients a hospital treats and covers all charges associated with an inpatient stay from admission to discharge.

We understand that the costs of care can be confusing. A comprehensive list, generally referred to as the hospital’s “chargemaster,” includes the standard charges established by the hospital for individual services and supplies provided and may be accessed below. The hospital’s average charges for each DRG also may be accessed below. The payment amounts that hospitals receive for patient care do not necessarily reflect the prices on either the chargemaster or the hospital’s average DRG charge.

If you have private insurance and are interested in understanding what your “out-of-pocket” costs may be for the care you receive at the hospital, we encourage you to contact your health insurance company because it is in the best position to help you understand your healthcare financial obligations. For patients with Medicare or Medicaid or patients without insurance, you may contact the hospital’s patient financial services department for estimates or additional information.

For any assistance regarding this information, please call (985) 641-0600.

Please click the link below for procedure pricing information.

Lake Surgical Hospital
Lake Surgical Hospital


We are an affiliate of Our Lady of the Lake, partnered with local physicians, and accredited by The Joint Commission.

We are fully licensed by the state of Louisiana and are Medicare certified.