About Your Stay

The staff of Sugar Land Surgical Hospital wants to thank you for choosing our hospital for your surgical needs. We understand that your physician and you have a choice in scheduling your case. We are dedicated to ensuring that your visit is as comfortable and pleasant as possible by utilizing the highest quality of care in a warm, personalized setting.

What to EXPECT Before Surgery

A staff member will contact you prior to your visit. This will ensure that your pre-operative instructions and tests are complete and your financial matters are addressed before surgery.

We understand the anxiety family and friends will have while you are having your procedure. We will make every effort to keep them informed of your progress and when they will be able to re-join you after the procedure.

Sugarland Surgical Hospital

Our staff will keep things moving on time. We realize that time is a precious commodity for you, your family and your surgeon. We are constantly measuring and monitoring our performance and processes to ensure that we do not waste your valuable time.

We will handle your financial matters properly and professionally. We will work with your insurance company to expedite your claim for the charges from your procedure. Please remember that your physician fees are separate from the surgery center fees.

Our staff will provide you high quality, professional service. We believe that providing high quality care and service consistently requires a constant focus on improving the processes that we use every day.

What TO DO Before Surgery

Arrange for an adult to drive you home and someone to be with you if your doctor scheduled you to go home following your surgery.

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 administered. Organize your health insurance cards. Please make sure you have a copy of insurance card(s). Our staff will need to verify and make a copy of the card(s) when you check-in on the day of your surgery.

Follow the EAT or DRINK limitations.

Your physician or a hospital staff member will provide you instructions for the limitations of food and drink your particular procedure will require. Please follow these instructions. Your surgery may be cancelled if you do not follow the required food and drink limitations. Do not bring valuables with you to the hospital.

Jewelry is best left at home as you cannot wear it into the operating room. If you wear glasses or hearing aids, please bring them with you as it will assist you in participating in your care.

Follow the Medications requirements. All patients taking any medications will be provided instructions for the medication requirements by your physician or a staff member. Please be prepared to list all medications you are taking and bring them with you (e.g., inhaler, insulin, blood pressure medicines) that you may need during your stay.

What to EXPECT the Day of Surgery

Our staff will check you in when you arrive at the Surgery Center.

Our admission process is very quick since we have obtained most of your information before you arrived. This final check allows us to verify all of your key information, so we can better serve you.

A pre-operative nurse will escort you into the pre-operative area.

Our nurse will wait for you to change your clothes and store them until you are ready to go home. After you have changed, the nurse will escort you to a surgical cart.

Your family may stay with you in the pre-operative area, if you prefer.

We believe family members or friends can assist in reducing your anxiety about the procedure. If you would like a member of your family or friend to sit with you prior to your procedure, inform the nurse.

Our staff will begin your pre-operative procedures.

A nurse will conduct a pre-operative assessment that will include taking your vital signs. The nurse may also start an IV if it is required for your procedure. Your anesthesia provider will speak with you in the pre-operative area. The anesthesia provider will explain the procedure you will be having and review all the pre-operative information that the nurses have collected.

What to DO the Day of Surgery

Follow your post-operative instructions given to you at the surgery center.

Your post-operative instructions are provided to facilitate your recovery process. We encourage you to follow these instructions as they were given to you.

Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.

For your own safety, do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after receiving a general anesthetic or while taking oral pain medications.

Do not operate equipment or sign important papers for 24 hours.

It is normal to feel drowsy after anesthesia. We recommend that you avoid driving, operating equipment or signing important documents for 24 hours after your surgery.

Staff members will follow-up with you to see how you are doing.

We will telephone you after you have gone home to make sure you are doing well. If you have any questions or concerns please let our staff member know. Call your physician or local hospital in case of an emergency.

What to EXPECT AFTER Surgery

Our nurses in our fully equipped recovery room will monitor you.
After your surgery is completed, you will be moved to the recovery room where our nurses will monitor your recovery progress. During this time the anesthesia provider and your surgeon will also check on you.

Your surgeon will speak to your family/friends waiting on you.

Your surgeon will inform your family/friends of your status and the outcome of the procedure.

Your family may join you in the recovery room.

After your initial stage of recovery, our staff will escort your family into the recovery room. You will still be sleepy, but you may want the comfort of a familiar face.

You will be given post-operative instructions before you go home.

Your recovery care nurse will provide you and your family member post-operative instructions regarding diet, rest, and medications since you may still be sleepy when it is time of you to go home. In the event of any difficulty, call your surgeon or his/her answering service.

What to DO AFTER Surgery

Follow your post-operative instructions given to you at the surgery center.

Your post-operative instructions are provided to facilitate your recovery process. We encourage you to follow these instructions as they were given to you.

Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.

For your own safety, do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after receiving a general anesthetic or while taking oral pain medications.

Do not operate equipment or sign important papers for 24 hours.

It is normal to feel drowsy after anesthesia. We recommend that you avoid driving, operating equipment or signing important documents for 24 hours after your surgery.

Staff members will follow-up with you to see how you are doing.

We will telephone you after you have gone home to make sure you are doing well. If you have any questions or concerns please let our staff member know.

Call your physician or local hospital in case of an emergency.