November 25, 2017

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Last updated : 5 July 2017

First Street Surgical Center

General Information

Day surgery at First Street Surgical Center offers you the advantage of easy access, reduced cost and efficient, personalized care in a pleasant atmosphere. You are able to have surgery and return to the comfort of home the same day.

The Center is a member of the Federation of Ambulatory Surgery Association, (FASA), Medicare certified, and is approved for reimbursement by most private insurance companies. First Street Surgical Center maintains four modern operating suites, post-operative recovery areas, highly trained personnel, and the latest in medical equipment and supplies. Each staff member is personally committed to ensuring that your experience at our Center is a positive one.

Services

A wide variety of surgical services are offered at First Street Surgical Center, including:

  • General Surgery
  • Gynecology
  • Pain Management
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Orthopedics

Scheduling

Your physician’s office will arrange your surgery at First Street Surgical Center. Our Scheduling Coordinator will call you prior to your surgery to obtain information necessary to complete your medical records. This will be your opportunity to finalize the financial arrangements for the Center’s portion of your care.

The admitting nurse will also speak with you prior to your surgery to complete a History and Physical and review pre-operative instructions. Please take this opportunity to ask any questions you have concerning our facility or your surgery.

Before Surgery

If pre-operative diagnostic studies are needed, Dr. Rosenfeld and his staff will order them prior to your surgery. Should you have questions or concerns, feel free to call us.

For your safety and comfort

  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK (this includes drinking water and chewing gum) after midnight the night before surgery. Your surgery will be postponed if you ignore this precaution.
  • Bathe or shower on the morning of surgery to minimize the risk of infection.
  • Brush your teeth on the morning of surgery but DO NOT SWALLOW ANY WATER.
  • DO NOT CONSUME ALCOHOL 24 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR SURGERY. REFRAIN FROM SMOKING 12 HOURS PRIOR TO SURGERY. These substances can cause you to have adverse reactions to anesthesia and medications.
  • WEAR LOOSE, COMFORTABLE CLOTHING and low-heeled shoes.
  • LEAVE JEWELRY AND VALUABLES AT HOME.
  • Remove CONTACT LENSES as they may not be worn into surgery. Either leave them at home or bring a case for their safekeeping.
  • REMOVE ALL MAKE-UP BEFORE ARRIVAL.
  • HEALTH CHANGES should be reported immediately to your surgeon, even if the changes seem minor, such as fever, cough, rash, or a cold. Please notify Dr. Rosenfeld’s staff if there is a possibility that you are pregnant.
  • BRING TWO COMPLETED INSURANCE FORMS with you the day of surgery, as well as all x-rays and forms that Dr. Rosenfeld’s staff may have requested
  • ARRANGE FOR A RESPONSIBLE ADULT TO DRIVE YOU HOME AND STAY WITH YOU FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS FOLLOWING SURGERY. The effects of anesthesia and sedation will make you drowsy for that period of time.
  • ARRIVE ONE-HOUR PRIOR TO SURGERY so that your surgery may begin as scheduled.

After Surgery

After leaving the surgery suite, you will be moved to a recovery area where nurses will care for you until you are awake and comfortable. Prior to leaving the Center, you will be transferred to a recovery area where your family member or friend may join you. As soon as your condition is stable and you have a responsible adult to drive you home, you will be discharged. Make arrangements in advance for your transportation home.

We will you at home the day after surgery to check on your recovery. If we are unable to reach you within 48 hours, you will be mailed a post-operative questionnaire to complete and return.

For your well-being, we recommend that you wait at least 24 hours before you:

  • Drive or use power equipment
  • Eat a heavy meal
  • Consume alcoholic beverages
  • Take medication not approved by your physician
  • Sign important papers or make important decisions
  • Stay by yourself

Any problems following surgery should be reported to Dr. Rosenfeld’s office.

Directions

4801 Bissonnet Street
Bellaire, TX 77401
713-275-1111

If driving SOUTH on 610 West Loop, exit Bissonnet and turn right onto Bissonnet. Go to the first street which is First Street and turn left. Go one-half block south to the Surgery Center.

If driving NORTH on 610 West Loop, exit Bellaire and turn left onto Bellaire, go under the freeway and continue to the first street which is First Street and turn right, go one block north to the Surgery Center.