Methodist McKinney Hospital provides patients with high-quality, personalized medical care. If you have any questions or concerns, our expert medical providers will address those with you directly. We make sure every patient feels comfortable and confident in their treatment options.
While the information on this page serves as a helpful guide, always listen to the professional expertise of your doctor or nurse in the case of conflicting information.
Call us at (972) 569-2700 with any specific questions.
Surgery Patient Information
Before Your Surgery
You must complete registration paperwork before your surgery. A staff member will communicate details to you. Please bring the following items:
- Insurance ID card(s)
- Driver’s license OR state-issued photo ID card
- Physician order forms
- Payment for insurance co-pay (if applicable)
Adhere to any preparation and/or dietary restrictions that the physician’s office communicated to you. Your appointment might be rescheduled if not all instructions are followed carefully.
Additional Surgery Information
2. Don’t chew gum, eat breath mints or hard candies, or smoke after midnight the night before your surgery.
3. We’ll provide instructions regarding your arrival time, usually between one to two hours in advance—depending on the surgery type. If you’re unsure of arrival time, contact our medical staff.
4. All patients must have a legal driver to escort them home following surgery. Failure to arrive with a driver may result in surgery cancellation.
5. We’ll provide gowns and basic toiletry items for overnight inpatient procedures, but we encourage patients to bring any personal items that will make their stay more comfortable.
6. Patients may bathe prior to surgery but should limit the use of hairspray, makeup, and body lotion. Nail polish isn’t permitted.
7. Leave any valuables at home.
8. Patients should wear glasses instead of contact lenses. Patients who wear contacts should bring the necessary supplies to store them during surgery.
9. Women of childbearing age should expect to do a urine pregnancy test prior to the procedure.
10. The anesthesia provider will communicate any home medications that should or should not be taken prior to surgery.
After waking from surgery, a nurse will let the patient’s family know that they can move to the recovery area until time for discharge. Most patients are discharged one to three hours after surgery, but this may vary. Remember to have a driver pick you up and take you home after recovery.
Inpatient Physical Therapy
- Functional Mobility Retraining: Teaches proper and safe functional mobility while emphasizing how to minimize the risk of falls and re-injury
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation: Evaluates and treats all types of orthopedic conditions and surgeries; focuses on either intense training or proper mobility and exercises to restore normal range of motion, strength, and mobility
- Wound Care: Creates a clean wound healing environment while identifying and eliminating complications that would delay proper healing
Family members and friends of patients undergoing a same-day procedure should wait until after recovery to drive them home.
Start the Process Today
The 200+ expert physicians at Methodist McKinney Hospital cover a broad range of specialties. We want to help you get the medical care you need.
Fill out the form below to have a physician reach out to you directly. If you need help finding the right physician for your needs, call our Physician Referral Line at 1-877-926-0250.
Thank you for trusting Methodist McKinney Hospital with your healthcare.
ATTENTION: This form is for non-medical questions only. Don’t submit personal health information here.
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).
Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-(972) 569-2700 (TTY: 7-1-1).