Thank you for choosing Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center for your surgical care needs. Our goal is to provide you with compassionate care, while keeping you informed throughout your stay. If at any point you feel that you need additional information, have questions or simply want an update on the plan for the day, please feel free to contact one of our team members at (713) 704-4375.
If you are looking for information regarding your upcoming Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) appointment, please follow the link here.
A staff member from the Day Surgery department at Memorial Hermann-TMC will call you the day prior to your surgery to give you final instructions and the most up to date information regarding your surgery and arrival time. If you have not received a call by 3 p.m. the day before surgery, please contact one of our Day Surgery team members at (713) 704-4375.
Please keep in mind that the scheduled surgery time is our best estimate. Your surgery could be moved earlier or later on the schedule for many reasons. We strive to keep you updated on any changes. Thank you for your flexibility and patience.
Any change in your physical condition, such as a cold, fever, persistent cough or rash, should be reported to your surgeon before the day of surgery. If this occurs, please call the surgeon's office to discuss if your surgery should be rescheduled.
If you have not provided information regarding prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs to the pre-admission nurse, please bring a complete list with the names of the drugs, doses, and times taken. If you take Aspirin, Coumadin, Plavix, or Lovenox, please call your surgeon’s office to see if you need to stop taking your blood thinners prior to surgery.
If you have any questions regarding prescription medications, please contact your surgeon’s office.
If you need additional information or anticipate a late arrival, please notify us at (713) 704-4375.
The Sterling Garage, located at 1400 Ross Sterling St, Houston, TX 77030, is the closest parking garage to the Adult Day Surgery Admissions area.
*Parking rates for Sterling Garage are comparable to other parking options available.
Additional parking is available in several garages near Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center. (Rates vary according to garage. Pay stations are conveniently located so that you may pay first before you leave).
After registering on the 2nd floor, you will be directed to the Day Surgery waiting area. Please be sure to check-in at the Day Surgery waiting area desk. Our Day Surgery unit phone number is (713) 704-4375 and business hours are from 5 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.
You will arrive at least 2 hours prior to your scheduled procedure. This is to allow for the necessary clinical care (changing into hospital gown, vital signs, IV start, lab work, medication administration, etc.) prior to your surgery. Be prepared to provide a urine sample for any possible labs that may be ordered they day of surgery.
Prior to surgery, your surgeon and anesthesiologist will see you and answer any questions you may have. Our multidisciplinary team will perform a safety assessment during which you may be asked the same questions multiple times. Your family is welcome to stay with you during this phase of your care.
Your family may wait in the 2nd Floor Day Surgery waiting room. Once surgery has started, the operating room nurse will either call the waiting room and provide updates for your family or send text updates to the family's phone number provided at check-in.
After surgery is complete, the surgeon and/or the surgery team will visit the waiting room or call your designated family member to provide an update. Once you are stable, your anesthesiologist and the operating room nurse will transport you to the PACU/Recovery area.
While in the Recovery room, the nurse will monitor your airway, stabilize vital signs and manage any pain and nausea. The anesthesiologist will assess you prior to discharging you from PACU. Once you have met all criteria, a transfer will take place to the next phase of care.
Phase 1 PACU is a closed recovery unit; you will see your family after you have left the PACU recovery area. If you are going home, you will be transferred to the Phase 2 Recovery unit. One (1) family member will be asked to the unit to assist with the discharge process.
If you are being admitted, a room will be requested, and you will be transferred once it is available. Your recovery leadership team will be working diligently to assign you an in-patient room. If you are experiencing a longer than expected wait time for an inpatient room assignment (greater than 4 hours), arrangements will be made for one (1) family member to have a brief visit with you in PACU.
Estimated length of Phase 1 recovery: 1½ - 2 Hours
If you are going home after your surgery, this will be the last phase of your stay with us. You can expect to be sitting up in a recliner, and your designated family member will be invited to join you. You will be offered fluids to drink and a light snack. Once your pain is tolerable and discharge criteria are met, you will be discharged home with a responsible adult. You will be provided with a packet of discharge instructions.
Estimated length of Phase 2 recovery time: 1 - 3 Hours
Please understand that these times are estimates. Should you require special attention, for any reason, we will do our best to provide it.