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Coryell Health’s Department of Surgery offers patients the comfort of an experienced healthcare team supported by state-of-the-art technology. Our department consists of eight surgical divisions, more than ten surgeons, registered nurses, and certified surgical technicians who all work together to put the patients’ safety and positive experience first.
Before arriving for your surgery or procedure, please review the tips below to make sure your experience with our surgical team and hospital staff is as smooth as possible.
Tips to consider before your surgery:
- Register, confirm your appointment day and time, and provide insurance information before your procedure.
- Check your health plan coverage and pay any out of pocket expenses, including deductibles and co-payments, before your surgery.
- Follow your doctor’s instruction for surgery preparation, including which medications you should stop taking before surgery.
- Do not eat, drink (not even water), or chew gum after midnight the day before the surgery. If you have been instructed to take important medications, take no more than two tablespoons of water and no later than two hours before surgery. If you eat or drink after midnight, your surgery may be delayed or will be canceled. Please note, GI procedures have a “special prep”, so please follow your physician’s instructions carefully.
- Please do not wear makeup, hairpins, contact lenses, watches, removable jewelry, or body piercings.
- Please be prepared to remove dentures and other non-permanent items .
- Please leave all valuables, including money, watches, jewelry, and credit cards at home. The hospital and staff will not be held responsible for any lost valuables.
- If you are admitted to the hospital after your surgery, you may want to bring the following items: pajamas or nightgown, robe, slippers, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant and other personal toiletries.
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who must remain at the hospital for the duration of the patient’s procedure.
- All patients must coordinate a ride home after surgery.
Cardiac Cath Lab
Catheterization Laboratory, commonly called Cath Lab, is a minimally invasive surgical suite where doctors use advanced X-ray imaging technology to view and treat the heart and vascular system without in-depth surgery—which is why it has been deemed minimally invasive. In this lab, X-ray enables doctors to see inside the body.