Delivering unsurpassed service to our patients, The Outpatient Surgery Center in Temple is a preferred outpatient surgical center in Central Texas. In partnership with our expert medical staff, we offer innovative and individualized surgery options that are responsive to the needs of our customers. We are committed to delivering the highest quality surgical care efficiently and safely. Our meticulous approach to patient care ultimately creates an exceptional experience for patients and their families. The Outpatient Surgery Center is a department of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights.
An important achievement of quality and excellence is receiving accreditation and licensing from governing organizations. The Surgery Center of Temple is licensed as an ambulatory center by the State of Texas and is accredited by The Joint Commission. At The Outpatient Surgery Center in Temple, our goal is to meet or exceed the standards set forth by our accrediting bodies and licensing boards. Patient satisfaction and safety is our number one priority.
Richard Tay, MD
Alisa Furman, MD
Michelle Spears, MD
Mark Lobaugh, MD
Arturo Romero, MD
Marisol Carpio – Solis, MD
Austin Chang, MD
John Esters, MD
Jeffery Kroll, MD
Senthil Sankaralingam, MD
Jeffrey Root, MD
Gillian Stuart, MD
Ed McCaffrey, DPM
Thomas Madden, DPM
Ashley Ledger, DPM
Jayme Cornwell, DPM
Ear, Nose & Throat
Sylvester Ramirez, MD
Shrikant Rishi, MD
Larry Price, MD
Christopher English, MD
Robert Allred, MD
Charles Day, MD
The surgeons, physicians, nurses, and support staff, through our state of the art facility, offer the following areas of service:
Ear, Nose & Throat
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
SCOTT AND WHITE HEALTH PLAN
MEDICAID (SUPERIOR, AMERIGROUP, RIGHT CARE)
AND MANY OTHER MAJOR HEALTH PLANS. CALL FOR DETAILS IF YOU DO NOT SEE YOUR HEALTH PLAN LISTED.
Info For Our Patients
- Do NOT EAT or DRINK anything after midnight the day before your procedure. This is a choking hazard. This includes mints, gum, and ice.
- Infants may take a bottle until 2 AM.
- Colonoscopy patients follow physician’s specific orders. No solid food for the entire day before the procedure.
- Please increase your liquid intake the day before the procedure as this will help with IV insertion.
- Take AM medications for BLOOD PRESSURE, BREATHING, and SEIZURES.
- DO NOT take medication for diabetes.
- Please bring a list of your current medications with you on the day of surgery.
- Please check your blood sugar before arrival.
- Do not use excess oil or lotions on skin.
- Wear comfortable clothing and supportive shoes.
- Children and Toddlers should wear TWO PIECE CLOTHING SET
- Take a shower or bath the day of the surgery.
- NO makeup as this may interfere with the delivery of oxygen to you during the procedure.
- NO hairpins, jewerly, or body piercings as these interfere with the conduction of electricity and make cause burns.
- If you were glasses, contacts, hearing aids, or dentures please bring a case for storage.
- Leave all valuables at home.
- Bring: Universal Medication form.
- Bring: Breathing inhalers (if applicable).
- Bring: Comforting toy or blanket, extra diapers, bottle or sippy cup for children after the procedure.
During your surgery- The Four Phases of Outpatient surgery:
Phase 1 – Pre-Operative: The Patient will go into the pre-operative holding area where a nurse will prepare him/her for the scheduled surgery. The nurse will review the patient’s medical history, record vital signs, start an IV (if necessary), and give any pre-op medications. After the patient is prepped for surgery a family member may join the patient if time allows. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist will also interview the patient during this phase.
Phase 2 – Intra-Operative / Operating Room: When the patient leaves the pre-operative area, they go directly to an Operating Room or Procedure Room. Times for procedures will vary.
Phase 3 – PACU / Recovery Area: Once a procedure is complete, the patient will go to post-operative recovery area. Here the nurse monitors the patient. The monitoring time will vary based on the procedure however the patient can typically expect to stay a minimum of 30 minutes. The nurse will call a family member back when the patient is ready for visitors. The nurse will go over post operative instructions with the family member verbally and written instruction will be given to be taken home.
Phase 4 – Discharge: The Patient will be discharged in the care of an accompanying responsible adult with the discharge instructions and prescriptions, if applicable.
We would like to invite your family and friends to relax in our lobby with complimentary coffee.
Once you return home, it is very important that you follow the directions indicated on The Outpatient Surgery Center in Temple ”After-Surgery Instructions” sheet, as well as any additional instructions provided by your surgeon. Should you have any questions regarding these instructions, please contact your surgeon directly.
If you had a general or IV sedation anesthetic, you should not drive a car, operate machinery or make important decisions for 24 hours following surgery. You need to arrange for someone to stay with you for 24 hours after you return home.
Parents or guardians of children should watch the child continuously, and contact the child’s surgeon immediately if any unusual problems or symptoms develop.
Be sure to schedule a postoperative appointment with your surgeon. If you have given us permission, we will attempt to contact you by phone within 24 to 72 hours after your surgery to see how you are feeling and to address any of your questions or concerns. We want to make sure that your recovery progresses well and that you were totally satisfied with our services. If we are unable to reach you by phone, please do not hesitate to call us if you have comments or suggestions about your care at the Outpatient Surgery Center in Temple.
You may receive a phone satisfaction call after you leave the Outpatient Surgery Center. We sincerely value your input and appreciate any feed back that will allow us to improve our services.