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Once you and your physician have decided that you will need surgery, your surgery coordinator will be calling you to schedule your surgery. If you do not hear from us within 1 week please contact us.
Upon scheduling, we ask that you fill out our health assessment form, available for print here. This assessment must be completed and returned to Precision Surgery Center no later than 1 week prior to your scheduled surgery date.
If you are unsure about any of the questions or have difficulty completing the health questionnaire, please ask one of the nurses who will be happy to help.
Please click the links below to print and upload/submit your completed forms.
preparing for surgery
the week before
Complete your pre-assessment
Your pre-assessment will help us establish your medical fitness for anesthesia and surgery so that the procedure can proceed safely. It is important you give as much detail as possible. If you are unsure about any of the questions or have difficulty completing the health questionnaire, please ask one of the nurses who will be happy to help.
Upon completing the forms to the best of your ability, please submit to Precision Surgery Center through:
2) Fax to 361-334-1709
3) Mail (please keep in mind pre-assessments are needed one week prior to surgery)
Precision Surgery Center
5721 Esplanade Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78414
A member of our nursing staff will contact you by phone prior to your surgery to go over your health history, arrival time, and any pre-operative instructions.
An insurance specialist from our team will call you with the amount due prior to surgery. If you have not heard from us prior to the surgery date, please call us to get your financial responsibilities.
Please note that we go over and collect fees only for Precision Surgery Center. We encourage you to also contact your surgeon, anesthesia group and your insurance company if you have any questions about your financial obligations. In addition, please make sure your authorization/pre-certification for your surgery is on file prior to the surgery.
Any co-payments, unmet deductibles, and co-insurance amounts are due 1 week prior to surgery.
If you do not have insurance, you are responsible for the entire surgeon, facility and anesthesia fees. You will need to arrange payment with each entity separately. The surgery center cannot accept payment on behalf of another entity.
Checks should be made payable to Texas Precision Surgery Center. We accept cash, check, and major credit cards. We also accept financing through Alphaeon and Care Credit.
To make a payment over the phone, or with any other questions, please call us at 361-334-1300.
Because of the sedation, you should not drive following surgery and should arrange transportation home. We ask that you not bring more than one companion.
While most surgeries typically take less than 30 minutes, the preparation and recovery time, please plan on 4-5 hours.
If your driver leaves, please have them carry a cell phone so that they can be notified when you are ready to go home. You should be discharged from the center into the care of a responsible adult.
preparing for surgery
ON THE DAY OF SURGERY
DO NOT EAT OR DRINK
Please do not eat or drink anything after midnight (except sips of water for your regular pill medications). This is very important, as your surgery may be delayed or rescheduled if you eat or drink anything on the day of your surgery.
If you are diabetic or have any concerns, please notify our admission nurse for further instructions.
Wear a loose short sleeve shirt that fully opens and buttons up in the front. You will not need to fully undress, but please do not wear an undershirt. Wear loose fitting pants, such as sweatpants, and comfortable shoes. Socks are recommended as you may feel cold.
Please do not wear makeup or perfume. Leave jewelry and any unnecessary valuables at home.
Your pre-admission nurse will call you in advance of your surgery date to give you an arrival time.
Please bring all of your insurance cards and ID to present at check-in.
You will be asked to sign a form signifying your consent to have surgery at our facility. Please notify your surgeon if you would like to review this prior to your surgery date.
After registering, you will enter the preoperative area. The nursing staff will administer eye medications, such as dilating drop for eye surgery patients. For all other surgery patients, an I.V. will be started in your arm so that sedatives can be administered during the operation. A relative or friend can accompany you during this waiting period in the preoperative area. If you do not speak English, please bring a companion who does.
Specialty trained nurses provide continuous monitoring of blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm, oxygen saturation, and respiratory rate, as well as pain management. Patient must also tolerate fluids before discharge. You will be able to return home after a brief rest in the recovery area.