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About Your Visit

Thank you for choosing Methodist Southlake Medical Center. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible during your time with us, and that starts with knowing what to expect.

Whether you’re coming to Methodist Southlake for surgery, diagnostic testing or another procedure, a pre-admission consultation is vital to ensuring your visit goes as smoothly as possible. For the safety of all patients and visitors, building access is limited to the main entrance and the Emergency Department.

A staff member will greet you and ask questions about your general health. To protect yourself and others, this screening is mandatory for everyone coming into the facility.

Visitors are limited to one person per patient per 24 hours. Visitors under the age of 14 are not permitted in patient rooms.

Prior to Your Procedure
At Methodist Southlake two appointments will be set to help prepare you for your procedure: a pre-admission consultation and the procedure itself. Ideally, these two appointments are set several days apart to allow for any additional consultation or testing that may be required.

Pre-admission Consultation
Your pre-admission consultation allows our team the opportunity to gather important information about your medical and surgical history. Our goal is to provide a safe and comfortable procedure, reduce possible complications and eliminate the need for readmission.

What to Expect
During your consultation, we will provide important instructions on how to prepare for your surgery or procedure. Depending on your procedure, we may also require a complete history and physical, plus any diagnostic tests ordered by your surgeon or physician including, but not limited to:

  • Vital signs (blood pressure, body temperature)
  • Blood and/or urine testing
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Electrocardiogram

What to Bring
Please bring the following to your pre-admission consultation:

  • Insurance ID card(s)
  • Driver’s license or government-issued photo identification (must be present to proceed)
  • List of current medications (including vitamins and herbal products)

Day of Procedure
Please arrive two hours prior to your scheduled surgery time. You may park anywhere except the ER ambulance parking spaces. When you arrive, enter the main lobby and sign in with our front desk receptionist, who will direct you to Admissions.

Please note: All patients must be accompanied by someone who will be responsible to provide transportation after your procedure is complete. If you arrive unaccompanied, it is likely that your procedure will be cancelled.

Our admitting clerk will provide you with any admission paperwork needing completion. Please bring your:

  • Driver’s license or government-issued photo identification
  • Insurance ID card(s)
  • All your medications in their original bottles*

If you did not pre-admit, please also bring:

  • Method of payment

Complete list of current medications, including vitamins and herbal products

Once Admitted
You will be escorted to our pre-op area. Friends and family may wait in the surgical waiting area and will have the opportunity to visit with you before your procedure.

*Hospital caregivers are required to reconcile your daily medications ordered by physicians outside of the hospital.

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