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Orthopedic surgery center in northwest Austin, TX

Texas Orthopedics
Surgery Center

4700 Seton Center Parkway
Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78759
Office Hours Monday – Friday: 7 am - 5 pm

Preparing for Surgery

Before your surgery at Texas Orthopedics Surgery Center, we request that you enter your medical history online with One Medical Passport as soon as your procedure has been scheduled. Once you create a Medical Passport, our pre-operative nurse will review the information you entered and prepare you for your procedure.

Gather the following information before you begin your Medical Passport:

  • The names and phone numbers of your physicians
  • A list of all medications you are taking, dosage, and frequency
  • A list of surgical procedures and the approximate dates

To Create a Medical Passport and Pre-Register Online:

  1. CLICK HERE to go to One Medical Passport.
  2. Check the box to accept the Terms of Use and click the green Register button.
  3. Create an online account and complete the medical history screens (note: the system will save as you complete each screen and you may sign in at another time to finish).
  4. Once complete, click Finish to submit your Medical Passport to our facility.

If you need help with this process, use the Help link at the bottom of the screen.

Pre-Operative Testing

If your surgeon has ordered lab testing, EKG, cardiac clearance, please have these tests completed prior to the day of your surgery.

Prescriptions

Please have post-op prescriptions written by your physician filled prior to the day of surgery so they are available to you upon your return home from your surgery. 

General Instructions to Prepare for Your Surgery:

  • Bring cases to store glasses, contact lenses, and hearing aids. Wear your dentures.
  • Take a bath or shower the evening before and the morning of the surgery. Wash the operative site thoroughly.
  • Wear loose comfortable clothing and a good support shoe.
  • Do not drink any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours before surgery.
  • Remove all body piercings.
  • Leave all valuables and jewelry at home.
  • Remove all nail polish on the hands or feet that will be operated on. Artificial nails are not recommended for hand surgery, as they may cause infection.
  • Bring crutches, slings, braces, etc. that have been given to you.
  • A responsible adult must take you home and be present with you for 24 hours after your surgery.
  • Arrange for accommodations if you have to go up steps into your house or climb stairs inside your house.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your health care plan will pay for services you receive at the facility where your surgery is scheduled.
  • Please inform us as soon as possible if you require crutch training, have financial issues regarding your surgery, or have any other questions regarding your stay at the surgery center.

FAQs: Preparing for Surgery

Should I pre-register before my surgery?

We are pleased that you have chosen us to deliver your care. Our center asks that you pre-register online as soon as your procedure has been scheduled. Once you create a Medical Passport, our Pre-Operative nurse will review the information you entered and prepare you for your procedure. 

Will surgery center staff contact me before my surgery?

Yes, our staff will call you before your surgery to answer any questions you may have and to get any other information we require from you. You can also contact the Texas Orthopedics Surgery Center directly with questions at (512) 439-1006.

What if I cannot make it to the surgery?

If you are unable to have the surgery or a conflict regarding the date of your surgery arises, contact the Texas Orthopedics Surgery Center as soon as possible at (512) 439-1006 so that we may reschedule your surgery and better accommodate other patients.

Why can I not eat or drink before the surgery?

An appropriate fasting period prior to surgery is essential for patient safety. This is done in order to reduce the risk of aspiration. 


Should I take my regular prescribed medication or herbal medication before the surgery?

Before your surgery, we will advise you on which medication you should and should not take the day of or leading up to your surgery. We ask that you leave your prescription medication at home. 

Herbal medicines can interfere with the surgery. Remember to mention any herbal remedies you may be taking when asked about medications so we may advise you on what you should do.

The friendly staff at Texas Orthopedics Surgery Center welcomes your inquiry at (512) 439-1006 and is ready to provide you with answers to your surgery questions. Please call our office today for more information or to schedule your surgery.