What You Need To Know

Central Park Surgery Center offers a world class surgical experience in a convenient location. At Central Park you will find some of the finest, most respected physicians and staff in the region. Central Park has the newest, most modern facility in the region with no parking hassles, and you don't have to worry about a complicated maze of hospital buildings. Central Park Surgery Center was thoroughly and purposefully planned with one objective: the ultimate experience in same day surgical procedures with unsurpassed quality of care. The particular types of same day procedures involved typically require more care than is usually available in your doctor's office but which do not require a hospital stay. At Central Park we care for a wide variety of medical and surgical needs.

  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit
  • Pain Management
  • Gastroenterology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Ear, Nose and Throat
  • Podiatry
  • Gynecology
  • Plastic Surgery

Central Park is known for having state-of-the-art equipment as well as performing the very latest in procedures. All of our physicians are board-certified or board-eligible with training and skills that are second to none. If out-patient surgery is in your future, the only place to consider is Central Park Surgery Center in Austin, Texas. Before Your Surgery

  • Notify your surgeon if there is a change in your physical condition, i.e. cold, fever, etc...
  • Make arrangements for a family member or friend to accompany you to and from the Central Park Surgery Center.
  • Prior to your procedure discuss with your surgeon any use of blood-thinner type medications (i.e. Coumadin, Plavix, Asprin, etc.).
  • Please bring appropriate cases for eyeglasses and contact lenses, they may not be worn during surgery.
Have all your necessary papers or files from your doctor's office sent to us.
  • Bring all applicable insurance information and cards.
Get directions to Central Park Surgery Center.
  • Review our information for patients and visitors and bring all completed and signed documents with you.
  • It is imperative that you have no food or drink - even water - after midnight prior to your surgery.

Day of Surgery

  • A family member or friend must accompany you to and from the Central Park Surgery Center. You may not drive for 24 hours after surgery.
  • Bathe or shower with a antibacterial soap such as Dial or Lever Antibacterial prior to coming to the Central Park Surgery Center.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes that are easy to get into after your surgery.
  • Leave all valuables at home - we cannot be responsible for lost or damaged personal belongings.
  • Remove all make-up.
  • Bring a list of all medications that you take on a daily basis.
  • Closely follow your doctor's instructions.

If you have any questions about your surgery, please call your personal physician for details.

The Day After Your Surgery

  • Your condition will be closely monitored by Central Park Surgery Center staff for an average 1-2 hours (potentially longer depending on surgery).
  • You will stay in the recovery area until your physician or anesthesiologist believes you are ready to be discharged.
  • Your go-home instructions will be discussed with you and your family member by our discharge nurse. You will receive a written copy of them.
  • Make sure you are not home alone for the initial 24-hour period after surgery.
  • Do not sign any contracts or serious legal documents for 24 hours after the surgery.
  • Do not drive for a minimum of 24 hours after the surgery and follow all instructions on your prescriptions.

Please return the patient questionnaire. We appreciate hearing from you.

Concerning Children’s Surgery

  • Arrange a tour of Central Park Surgery Center with your child prior to their surgery by calling
  • Talk with your child about the upcoming procedure.
  • Let your child know that you will be there for them during recovery.
  • Allow your child to bring their favorite blanket, doll or toy.
  • Have one adult drive and another adult tend to the child on the way home.

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