Frequently Asked Questions 

Before Your Procedure

Shortly before your scheduled procedure, a representative from Methodist Allen Surgery Center will call to confirm details of your appointment. If we can’t reach you, please be sure to call us no later than the day before surgery. We’ll need to know about current and past medical conditions, current medications and allergies. This is also the perfect opportunity to discuss any questions or special needs you may have.

  •  Your physician will tell you when to stop eating and drinking before your procedure.
  • If you routinely take any medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, ask your physician if it’s okay to take the day of your procedure.
  • For female patients, let your doctor know if there’s any chance you could be pregnant.
  • As a precaution, you should leave valuables like watches, jewelry, and wallets at home.
  • Tell your physician if there’s any change in your health (cold, fever, sore throat, etc.).
  • Stay safe! Plan to have an adult drive you home afterward, as you will not be permitted to drive.

Day of Your Procedure

  • Make sure to arrive on time so we can help you with all the necessary admission procedures.
  • You’ll need your insurance and a photo ID (e.g. driver’s license) for admissions. If you need to make special financial arrangements, simply give us a call prior to admission.
  • Be sure to bring a list of your current medications and any paperwork your doctor may have given you, such as test results or medical history.
    Dress comfortably! We suggest loose-fitting pants and top.
  • When you arrive, we’ll provide a gown and slippers for you to change into, and will need you to remove all jewelry, contact lenses, dentures, and any prosthesis.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is outpatient surgery?

Outpatient surgery, also known as ambulatory surgery or same-day surgery is a procedure that does not require an overnight stay.

What do I need to bring with me on the day of surgery?

 

  • Insurance card and driver’s license
  • Any paperwork from your doctor (test results, medical history, etc.)
  • List of medications you’re taking, including supplements, herbal preparations, and vitamins\
  • Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing

Do not bring:

  • Watches, rings, jewelry and wallets, and large amounts of cash

Can I drive myself home after my surgery or procedure?

No, since anesthesia is required for surgeries, we cannot let anyone drive themselves home following a procedure. We ask that you arrange for a family member or close friend to drive you to and from the facility on the day of your appointment.

The surgeon will send a prescription for pain medicine home with you. It is important to take the medication as prescribed and maintain awareness of your pain for 24-48 hours.

Who administers anesthesia?

When you awake from anesthesia, you will be asked multiple times about your levels of pain. There are numerous ways your attending nurses will address the pain, including IV and oral pain medication. Specific pain medications will be ordered by your physician-specific to your needs and individual procedure.

The surgeon will send a prescription for pain medicine home with you. It is important to take the medication as prescribed and maintain awareness of your pain for 24-48 hours.

Will I get to speak with the person doing my anesthesia before my surgery?

Yes. On the day of your surgery, your anesthesia provider will sit down with you and review your medical history and explain his/her plan for your care. You will have the opportunity to have all of your questions or concerns addressed at that time. Please contact the hospital’s admissions nurse at (972) 569-2751 if you have concerns that need to be addressed prior to the day of surgery.

How will my pain be treated after my surgery?

When you awake from anesthesia, you will be asked multiple times about your levels of pain. There are numerous ways your attending nurses will address the pain, including IV and oral pain medication. Specific pain medications will be ordered by your physician-specific to your needs and individual procedure.

The surgeon will send a prescription for pain medicine home with you. It is important to take the medication as prescribed and maintain awareness of your pain for 24-48 hours.

What do the facility fees cover?

Your bill from us covers the use of this facility only. It does not include professional fees charged by physicians for laboratory, pathology, radiology, medical care, surgery or anesthesiology.

Can I make a payment online?

For your convenience, you may pay your bill online with a credit card or bank transfer. Please click the “Make a Payment” link at the top of this page to be directed to Methodist McKinney Hospital’s secure online payment page.

Who can I call if I need financial assistance?

If you require special financial arrangements, please call our business office at (469) 301-7104 prior to your surgery to discuss alternative methods of payment. Our patient account representatives are available 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to discuss financial agreements with you.

Is my physician employed by this hospital?

No. The physicians and other specialized medical service providers, including anesthesia, radiology or pathology, which use this hospital, are independent contractors and are not employed by the hospital. Since they are independently contracted, the hospital is not responsible or liable for their acts or omissions.

What nutrition services are available?

A comprehensive nutrition and wellness program is provided that includes diet education, registered dietitian availability and inpatient dining with meals delivered to rooms.

Do you have a cafeteria?

Our new café features gourmet breakfast and lunch entrees, convenient grab-and-go items such as salads, sandwiches, and parfaits. Also provided is premium Starbucks coffee products.

The café is open from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.

When can I see my family after my surgery or procedure?

After your procedure, you will be moved to our recovery area. When you are fully awake, your family will be able to join you. Until then, your family is welcome to wait for you in our comfortable waiting area.

When are visiting hours?

We welcome the friends and family of our patients to visit at their convenience during our flexible visiting hours. We offer complimentary coffee, cable TV and Wi-Fi access in our waiting area for friends and family of all patients.

Please note that due to the quick recovery time for patients receiving same-day procedures, friends and family are asked to wait until the patient has recovered to join them and escort them home.

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If you don't speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-(972) 569-2700 (TTY: 7-1-1).
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