Surgery Information

Information Regarding Your Surgery

Our surgeons are on staff at several facilities in the area. For questions specific to your individual surgery please discuss these at your pre-operative office visit or call our office. Depending on your condition you may be able to return home the day of surgery (out-patient surgery) or required to stay a few days in the hospital (inpatient surgery). It is our goal to make this process as smooth as possible. Take a minute to look over some general surgical information below.
Cleburne Location
Day of your surgery:
  • Make sure to arrive to the facility on time. You should receive a call the day before your procedure with your arrival time.
  • Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. This includes water, gum, candy, coffee. If you are taking any medications you may take these with a small sip of water.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
  • Avoid wearing makeup, nail polish, deodorant, bath oils, lotion, and cologne.
  • Shower or bathe to minimize the chance of infection.
  • Leave your jewelry and other valuables at home.
  • Leave your contact lenses, contact case, and contact solution at home.
  • Bring your insurance card, full list of medications, full list of health conditions and previous surgeries.

  • What to expect following your surgery:

    For outpatient surgery (going home the day of surgery):

  • You must have a responsible adult to help you get home following your surgery.
  • Discharge instructions specific to your condition will be given to you. Follow them closely and call our office with any issues.
  • You will commonly be given a prescription for pain medication. Take this as directed only if needed. You may not drive while taking narcotics.

  • For inpatient surgery (staying overnight):

  • You will be admitted to the hospital following your surgery. Bring a small overnight bag. We will ensure that your pain is controlled and you are comfortable prior to your discharge home.
  • Your length of hospital stay depends on your specific condition, the procedure performed, and your individual progress. Discuss this with your surgeon prior to your surgery.

  • Surgery Centers & Hospitals

  • Texas Health Cleburne Surgery Center
  • Texas Health Cleburne Hospital
  • Texas Health Harris Southwest Hospital
  • Texas Health Huguley Hospital

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