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