Frequently Asked Questions

Should I take my usual daily medication?
We generally request that you take your medication before leaving home. Diabetic medications will be individualized. We will usually hold diabetic medicines and manage your sugar at the Center. You should be contacted before your surgery leaving no doubts in your mind as to which medications you should take. Please bring all your medications with you.

People using inhalers must bring them to the Center on the day of surgery.

Some medications will be stopped for the surgery, particularly diabetes medication and blood thinners. You should bring these medications with you the day of surgery. Please call us with any questions you may have.

May I continue my herbal medications?
Herbal medications may have harmful effects on the surgery. Many of these remedies may effect your clotting mechanism and interfere with the anesthetic agents. (The list of drugs and their side effects are too great for this site.) We generally request that you stop these medications two weeks before surgery. Please remember to mention these remedies when being asked about medication.

Who may accompany me?
Safety measures while in the center:
We will continually assess the situation and revise our protocols as needed. We will make you aware of any new updates prior to your arrival.  Each patient will be limited to one visitor (exceptions will be considered for patients 17 years and younger and those requiring special needs).  Patients and visitors will be required to wear a mask during their visit. Patients are not to remove masks unless a teammate or physician requests for the mask to be removed.  While in the waiting room, our patients and visitors will maintain social distancing guidelines. We have spaced seating appropriately to assist with this request.

Our teams continue to work diligently to provide high quality care. Additional information related to your visit is listed below.

Preparing for and during your visit:
Your visit may take longer than expected due to the adjustments we have made to ensure your safety.  Your post op instructions may be given to your driver via telephone. Please be sure to have an up to date phone number you can provide our team. If your driver/loved one has questions during your treatment, they may call 682-503-8940. Please list this person as someone we may discuss personal information with on your admission paperwork.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this time, we look forward to taking care of you.