Thank you for choosing Texas
Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville for outpatient
surgery. Sometimes, medical tests and procedures can make you a
little uneasy, but we want you to know you can feel comfortable
here. We believe when patients have a good idea of what to
expect, typically, the overall experience is better.
There are many important steps to
take prior to surgery:
Make sure your pre-op
appointment has been scheduled at least five days prior to your
Arrange for a ride home on the
day of surgery with a responsible adult and insure
supervision is available for 24 hours afterward. For your
own safety and protection, you will not be allowed to drive
after surgery when any sedation, nerve block or general
anesthetic has been given.
Do not take aspirin or aspirin
products for one week prior to or after surgery, unless
otherwise instructed by your doctor. Ask your doctor for
instructions if you take Coumadin®, Motrin®, Advil®, ibuprofen,
vitamin E, herbs or a blood thinner such as Plavix®.
Make a list of your current
medications. You may be asked for this list at the time of
Do not eat, drink (including
water), chew gum or smoke prior to surgery as directed by your
doctor. Failure to follow these guidelines may cause your surgery
to be canceled or rescheduled.
Plan to arrive promptly at the
Leave jewelry and valuables at
Wear loose-fitting, comfortable
Do not wear cosmetics or contact
Once your surgery is complete,
you will be moved to the recovery room or other specified
recovery area where you will be monitored.
Following the initial stage of
recovery, your family or friends will be allowed in to sit with
you until you are ready to be discharged.
Post-op instructions will be
given to you and your family member. These instructions may
include information regarding diet, rest, medication and any
other important details related to your care at home.
Texas Health Harris
Methodist Hospital Stephenville - Day Surgery Unit
411 North Belknap
Visitor parking at Texas Health
Stephenville is across the street from the hospital on Tarleton
St. and Belknap St. and also on Graham St. We recommend that you
park in the North Graham parking area and enter the hospital
through the Graham St. entrance.
If you would like to shorten the
registration time for your scheduled service, you can
pre-register online, or call 1-877-PRE-ADMT