Elective surgeries and procedures

February 1, 2021

The safety and security of our patients, their families, caregivers and physicians is our highest priority.

Medical City Healthcare is adhering to the requirements set forth by Governor Greg Abbott, the Texas Medical Board and local and state agencies regarding elective surgeries. Our hospitals closely monitor the supply of PPE, hospital and intensive care unit beds, and ventilators and are prepared to care for COVID-19 patients while continuing to serve patients requiring surgery

Clinical care facilities are still among the safest possible place to receive healthcare at this time, and Medical City Healthcare is well prepared to safely proceed with elective services. Our facilities are vigilant when it comes to sanitation, screening, visitor restrictions, masking, as well as all guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Acute healthcare needs unrelated to COVID-19 should not be ignored during this time. Medical City Healthcare facilities are safe places to receive this care.

Surgical patients may be asked to complete pre-admission COVID-19 testing approximately 48 hours prior to surgery and those patients might be asked to self-quarantine during that same time. All surgical patients will enter the hospital through an entrance where screening and temperature checks will be performed. Our non-COVID-19 patients, including elective procedure patients, will be grouped on similar units and assigned caregivers who are not concurrently caring for COVID-19 positive patients during their shifts.

At this time, we continue to limit visitors to only individuals necessary to the patient’s care and invite patients and their loved ones to utilize a variety of available technologies at Medical City Healthcare facilities to stay connected during their hospital stay. The hospital has visitation guidelines that can be requested prior to surgery. Learn more about what to expect during your upcoming hospital visit.

If you have additional questions regarding surgery, please visit our surgery FAQs page.

Taking extra precautions to keep patients safe.

Here are just a few of the steps we're taking:

Virtual appointments available with trusted physician specialists and urgent care doctors

Universal masking and screening for all employees, physicians, approved visitors and patients

COVID-19 testing when appropriate for patients prior to scheduled procedures

Ultra-clean environment with enhanced sanitation and validation to ensure cleaning is complete and effective

Dedicated entrances for surgical patients, limited visitation and social distancing throughout our facilities

Virtual visitation using our advanced technology to keep families connected and informed