With You Every Step of the Way
At BSA, we understand that undergoing surgery can be an uneasy and potentially confusing time. When inpatient or outpatient surgery is required, BSA offers high-quality, efficient and professional care from an exceptional surgical team. Our surgical services include:
- Bariatric Surgery
- Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
- General Surgery
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Oncologic Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Robotic Surgery
- Spine Surgery
- Vascular Surgery
We understand the importance of knowledge and comfort in a patient's surgical experience, which is why we place great emphasis on educating our patients both pre-operatively and post-operatively about what they can expect during the course of their surgical journey. For example, patients are educated on what to expect after surgery, how to properly care for themselves, and returning home.
Pre-Admission for Surgery at BSA Hospital
Schedule your pre-admission appointment at 806-212-8888 at least two days prior to surgery, but not more than seven days prior to your scheduled surgery date. Your appointment will last about two hours.
Pre-register before coming to BSA for your pre-admission appointment by calling 806-212-6284 or 1-800-234-5055. You can also pre-register online here.
What to bring to the pre-admission appointment:
- Your medications
- Copy of Living Will or Power of Attorney
- Insurance cards
- Driver's license
- Co-payment or patient responsibility payment
- Any physician paperwork
Preparing for Surgery
- Do not shave the day or night before surgery. Shaving can irritate your skin.
- Plan for someone to drive you to the hospital. A parent or legal guardian must accompany a minor.
- Follow the specific instructions given by the pre-admission nurse regarding medications.
- Take a bath/shower with the solution provided to you at pre-admit or with antibacterial soap. Do not apply lotions or powder to the surgical area.
- Wear comfortable clothing to the hospital and leave all valuables at home.
- You may brush your teeth but avoid swallowing any water.
- Notify your physician of any change in your physical condition such as a cold, a sore throat or a fever.
- Your surgeon will give a report to your family in the designated waiting area while you are in recovery.
- The length of stay depends on your surgery and the type of anesthesia you received. If you are going home the same day of surgery, you will return to the Day Surgery Unit for recovery needs and for receiving home recovery instructions. If staying in the hospital, you will be taken to a room after you are awake.
- An adult must drive you home at discharge. Please communicate with your nurse if you anticipate any issues involving your discharge transportation.