Baylor Surgicare at North Dallas‘ mission is to provide first-class surgical services in a safe, welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families.
Address: 911 W. 38th St. Suite 101, Austin, TX 78705
Address: 7777 Forest Lane, Suite B 107, Dallas, TX 75230
On your surgery day
Bring all paperwork you may have been given regarding your surgery.
Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery. For most people, the effects of the anesthesia and sedation will make you drowsy for that period of time.
Arrive on time, so that your procedure may begin as scheduled.
When you arrive
Please arrive promptly. After you have registered at the reception desk, one of the nurses will escort you to a private dressing area where you will be asked to change into a surgical gown and cap. The nurse will then take your vitals as well as answer any questions you may have and help prepare for the surgical procedure.
The Surgical Procedure
Your anesthesia provider will evaluate you prior to surgery and assist you with any questions you may have. You may be contacted the night before your surgery by the anesthesiologist to review your medical history. Be sure to mention any medications you are currently taking, even over-the-counter drugs.
Immediately following surgery, you will be taken to a recovery room where specially trained nurses will monitor your breathing, temperature, blood pressure and pulse. The amount of time you spend in the recovery room depends on the type of anesthesia used. Some patients spend as little as 30 minutes in the recovery room, while others may be there upwards of two hours.
For your safety you must have an adult drive you home following surgery. You are not permitted to leave the facility unescorted.
The nursing staff, using the physician’s discharge criteria, will allow you to be discharged when you are in stable condition. You may still feel sleeping, slightly dizzy, or even nauseated, These are common (and normal) side-effects of the anesthesia and can last for 12-24 hours post-procedure.