At an Office Visit
We offer a warm and caring environment where you’ll get devoted time with the physician. They will listen to your concerns and help you select the best treatment option. Please ask questions and feel free to bring a family member or loved one. Some patients find it helpful to write down questions ahead of time. You may want to take notes of some items discussed during the visit.
Please be on time for your appointment to ensure that we are able to devote the appropriate amount of time to your care without being rushed. If you aren’t able to fill out new patient paperwork prior to your visit (from the website), please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to do so. Bring insurance card(s), picture ID, referral letter (if required by insurance) and your copay. If you have FMLA forms to be filled out, bring them to your appointment or fax to 817-527-6610.
Additionally, so that we can better understand your full medical history, please bring your medication list and medical records (if referring physician’s office doesn’t send). Breast patients should also bring films/reports of all imaging and biopsies done.
Immediately following your surgery, the hospital staff will carefully monitor you in the recovery area until you are able to go back to your room. The surgeon will typically talk to your family while you are in recovery to let them know how the surgery went. Your care and recovery is our top priority.
Prior to leaving the hospital, your nurse will review the following discharge instructions with you and your loved ones to ensure continued recovery when you return home:
- Pain control and medication needs
- Any wound/bandage care
- What to expect the first few days at home
- The need for rest
- Activity level
Read the discharge instructions thoroughly and be sure you understand everything. If you have questions once you get home, please call our office. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
Pain and slight nausea after surgery is expected and normal. Be sure to take your medications as directed and call us if your pain is uncontrollable or you are experiencing extreme nausea. You’ll typically have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon 7-10 days later, unless the physician directs otherwise. If you have any signs of infection or a fever lasting longer than 24 hours, call our office. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
We always hope for a speedy recovery with the least amount of pain possible. Following your physician’s instructions and calling us with questions can certainly help facilitate this. We are here to help with anything.
See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.