During Your Visit
Preparing for your procedure can feel overwhelming or scary if you don’t know what to expect. You may have some unanswered questions and worries that make you feel this way. Knowing what to expect will help you feel less nervous and more in control.
- Dental appliances and hearing aids can be left in place. These items will be removed and protected in a storage container prior to your procedure.
- Be prepared to sign a form giving your consent for the procedure as well as administration of anesthesia. If the patient is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the patient and sign the consent form. If the patient is not able to sign legal documents, then someone with a Durable Power of Attorney must be present to sign.
- Facility policy regarding Advance Directives:
- You have the right to make choices regarding life-sustaining treatment, including resuscitative measures.
- Advance Directives must be suspended while in the ambulatory surgery center. It is the policy of the Fort Worth Endoscopy Center that if an adverse event occurs during a patient’s stay, based on reasons of conscience, all reasonable efforts will be taken to revive the patient, including resuscitative or other stabilizing measures, regardless of the contends of any Advance Directive/Living Will/Healthcare Proxy, or instructions from a healthcare agent. If there is a need to transfer you to a hospital for additional care measures beyond what the ambulatory facility can provide, your Advance Directive/Living Will/Healthcare Proxy, will be provided to the receiving hospital.
- If you have an Advance Directive/Living Will/Healthcare Proxy, please bring a copy with you so we may place it with your medical record.
- If you do not have an Advance Directive/Living Will/Healthcare Proxy, and would like more information, please contact our office at 817-332-6500 and we will be happy to assist you. You may also visit CaringInfo.org or call 800-658-8898 for state-specific advance directive laws and forms.
- Your family should wait in the waiting area until you are brought to the recovery area. Your physician will speak with you and your family following your procedure. Your family may stay with you until discharge.
Continue to provide the care and professionalism that you give and show to every patient. Nowadays it is very hard to find a facility, hospital, or doctor’s office where every employee is as caring and professional as your facility.”