You will be informed of any insurance copay that may be due for your surgery during you preoperative call. This amount is due prior to or on the day of surgery. Please remember to bring a form of payment with you. We accept cash, checks, and major credit cards.
After your surgery, Advanced Surgery Center of San Antonio will submit a bill to your insurance company. Your physician, anesthesiologist, and/or pathologist will bill separately.
Please do not hesitate to contact our business office with any questions or concerns regarding your coinsurance obligation and/or payment options. Advanced Surgery Center of San Antonio is an out-of-network facility.
How do I get there?
Find directions as well as our phone number on our CONTACT PAGE.
When do I stop eating and drinking?
You should have nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before your procedure.
When can I eat or drink after my procedure is over?
We recommend starting with a light diet and advance as tolerated after sedation or anesthesia.
Do you provide transportation?
No. You must have someone drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after sedation.
Do I need someone to stay with me?
Yes. If you have sedation/anesthesia, you MUST have someone stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure for your comfort and safety.
What medications can I take the day of my procedure?
You make take your blood pressure or cardiac (heart) medications with a very small sip of water on the morning of our procedure unless isntructed otherwise by your physician. If you are unsure if your medications should be taken prior to your procedure, please contact your physician for clarification.
When should I stop taking my blood thinners?
If you are taking aspirin products or blood thinning medications, please notify your physician. He or she will then inform you of when to stop taking these medications prior to your procedure, as well as, whether or not you will need any lab work done before your procedure.
How long can I expect to wait to be seen?
Each case is unique and may require more or less time than anticipated as your doctor will take as much time as necessary in order to ensure quality care, safety, and optimal outcomes for you, as well as for each patient. Because of these circumstances, and in order to properly prepare you for your procedure, you are usually asked to arrive anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to your procedure's start time. Depending on the needs of each patient before you, your procedure may start earlier or later than anticipated.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to bring my medication list/medications?
Yes. Please either bring your medications or a detailed list of what medications you are taking with the name of the medication, amount/dosage of the medication and how often you take that medication. Please also include any vitamins or herbal supplements/preparations as well as any over-the-counter medications you take regularly.
Do I need someone to come with me?
Yes. You will need a responsible adult (over the age of 18) to accompany you, drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure. Please also note that, due to limited space in our waiting area, and for the comfort of all our patients, we ask that you only bring that one person with you.
How long does recovery take?
Once your procedure is complete you will be moved to the recovery area. Typically, for pain procedures, you should expect to spend approximately 30 minutes in recovery before you are discharged home. For all other cases, you will typically spend 1 hour in the recovery area before you are discharged home. These times may vary based upon your recovery needs. Your escort/family member will be allowed into the recovery area during your recovery period at the discretion of the recovery room nurses. Please note that no one under the age of 13 will be allowed in the recovery room.
What type of procedures do you do?
How long have you been open?
Since January 22, 2015.
How many operating rooms do you have?
We have 2 operating rooms and one procedure room.
Can my children come with me to the recovery room?
No children under the age of 13 will be allowed into the preoperative or recovery areas.
Do you perform procedures on children?
We perform procedures on children 13 years and older.