A nurse from the center will contact you prior to your surgery to review your health history, medications and pre-operative instructions.
Notify your surgeon if there is a change in your physical condition such as a cold, fever or respiratory problems.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your operation, including no hard candy, gum or cigarettes. If your child is the patient, please be careful to enforce this. Also, please follow any other special instructions your surgeon may have given you. Failure to follow these instructions may result in postponement or cancellation of your surgery.
Please be sure to tell your surgeon if you are on any type of blood thinners or daily aspirin. Please take only medications that are needed the night before or the morning of your surgery. For example, if you take any medications for your heart or blood pressure then you would take those as you normally would with a small sip of water. If you are having any pain the morning of your surgery or procedure then you may take your pain medication with a small sip of water.
It is extremely important to arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and remain with you the first 24 hours after surgery.
Day of Surgery
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that is big enough to accommodate a large bandage after surgery. Wear comfortable shoes such as slip-on, no high heels.
You will need to change into a surgical gown. Only cotton underwear can be worn.
Do not wear any jewelry (including body piercing), makeup or cologne. Do not bring any valuables with you.
Bring your drivers license and insurance cards with you. If your insurance company requires a co-pay, please bring some form of payment.
Wearing contact lenses is NOT advised. We provide containers for removable dentures and bridgework.
If your child is having surgery, feel free to bring a favorite stuffed animal or security blanket for added assurance.
You will be discharged to your car by wheelchair. If anesthesia has been administered, you must have a responsible adult present to drive you home and to care for you following surgery.
Your physician will provide post-operative instructions regarding diet, rest, exercise and medications. You will be provided with a written summary of these discharge instructions.
A nurse from the Surgery Center will attempt to call you the day after your surgery to check on your progress and discuss any questions you may have. If you have unexpected problems, please call your doctor. If he/she does not respond, please go to the nearest emergency room.
Please limit the number of family or friends who come with you. Seating is very limited.
If you are driving more than 30 minutes, put one or two pillows in your car so you can elevate the operative extremity.
Females will need to give a urine sample before you go into surgery.
If you or your family need the services of a foreign-language or hearing impaired interpreter, please call to arrange for one at no cost to you, prior to the day of surgery.
In the state of Texas, each person has the primary right to request or refuse medical treatment subject to the state’s interest in protecting innocent third parties and to make Advanced Directives or to execute Powers of Attorney that authorize others to make decisions on their behalf.
Stone Oak Surgery Center, LLC does not honor advance directives. Health care providers at Stone Oak Surgery Center, LLC are bound to do all in their power to assure the safe recovery of every patient, including resuscitation if that becomes necessary. All adult patients are asked if they have an advance directive, which is placed in their medical record. Adult patients are also informed that an advance directives will not be honored while a patient at Stone Oak Surgery Center, LLC.
If an adverse event occurs during your treatment at Stone Oak Surgery Center, LLC, we will initiate resuscitative or other stabilizing measures and transfers you to an acute care hospital for further evaluation. At the acute care hospital, further treatments or withdrawal of treatment measures already begun will be ordered in accordance with your wishes, Advance Directive, or health care Power of Attorney. Your agreement with the facility’s policy will not revoke or invalidate any current health care directive or health care power of attorney.
If you wish to complete an Advance Directive, copies of official state forms are available at Stone Oak Surgery Center, LLC.
After surgery Stone Oak Surgery Center, LLC will submit your bill to your insurance company. You will receive a separate bill from your doctor, anesthesiologist and/or pathologist.
Please contact our business office for any questions regarding your bill, and/or payment options.