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Surgery Center

​Frequently Asked Questions​

I need to reschedule my procedure. Should I call the Ambulatory Surgery Center?

If you need to cancel, please call 713-442-0427 to be transferred to the doctor's office.

Who can I speak to regarding instructions for an upcoming procedure? What time should I arrive?

A nurse from the Surgery Center will contact you close to the day of your procedure with specific instructions about your procedure and the time to arrive. Due to scheduled procedure cancelations and/or physician schedule changes, your child's arrival time can be changed up to the day before your scheduled procedure time.

Where is the Ambulatory Surgery Center located? Where do I park? How can I get directions?

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic has two Ambulatory Surgery Centers. When the nurse calls to review instructions for your procedure, it’s a good idea to verify the location. Our Main Campus center is at 2727 West Holcombe Blvd., 3rd floor, Section C. The other Ambulatory Surgery Center is at our Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, 15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive.

A valet parking drop-off spot is located on the first level of the parking garage near the St. Luke's Urgent Care Center just off Holcombe, in the front of our Main Campus.


View our location page for maps and driving directions. Or, call the Main Campus at 713-442-0000 or the Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center at 713-442-1700.

Do I need to bring anything with me on the morning of my procedure?

Upon arrival, you will be asked to complete registration paperwork and finalize financial arrangements. You will need to bring your insurance card, pharmacy cards and form of payment (credit card or checkbook).

Will my insurance cover my procedure? What is my financial responsibility?

For answers to insurance coverage questions, or to discuss your financial obligation prior to your procedure, call our Business Office at 713-442-5192. Any payment arrangements/plans must be made prior to your procedure date and will require management approval. Please be aware that if your physician determines during your procedure that you need a different procedure(s), or that additional services need to be performed, this could change your financial liability. If fincancial obligations are not met prior to scheduled procedure, your scheduled time can be altered or the procedure may be canceled.

Can I drive home after the procedure?

No. Please arrange for a responsible adult to drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours following the procedure, both to help ensure your safety and for compliance with state and federal health and safety regulations.  If you are arranging transportation through your health plan (including KCA), you must have a friend or family member to accompany you to and from the surgery center. This person will sign discharge paperwork and assume responsibility for your care upon discharge. If you do not have a ride, no procedure or surgery will be performed.

Are there any food or medicine restrictions prior to surgery?

A: Do not take any herbal or dietary supplements 7 days prior to surgery. If you are taking aspirin, aspirin-like products, Coumadin, Plavix or other blood-thinning medication, consult your prescribing doctor immediately for directions regarding these and other medications.

Do not drink alcohol 24 hours prior to surgery.

Do not eat or drink after midnight prior to arriving at the Ambulatory Surgery Center. This includes water, chewing gum, mints and hard candies. Brush your teeth on the morning of your procedure, but do not swallow any water.

Are there any special instructions for my colonoscopy?

Yes. Be sure to read and follow carefully the instructions for Colonoscopy Patients. Included in these are instructions on what not to wear and which medications you can and cannot take prior to the colonoscopy. Your physician has prescribed a bowel prep. If you are unable to complete the bowel prep as instructed, notify your physician immediately.

Scheduling a colonoscopy at Kelsey-Seybold is easy. Ask your primary care physician to schedule the colonoscopy for you, or call our 24/7 Contact Center at 713-442-0427 to schedule an appointment with a Kelsey-Seybold gastroenterologist.

What’s available to family members waiting while I’m in for my procedure?

At our Main Campus, there is an onsite Luby’s and a Starbucks on the second floor. Waiting family members also have access to free WiFi, TVs in the waiting room. Please remember to stay on-site while the patient is in our care.
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At Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center, waiting family members have access to vending machines, water, coffee, TVs in the waiting rooms, free wifi, and nearby shops and restaurants. View a complete list of our amenities.

How long after my procedure will it be before I can go home?

As soon as your recovery is stable, and if you have a responsible adult to drive you home, you will be discharged. You will be provided with instructions for follow-up care at home, along with contact phone numbers to call if you have any questions or concerns after discharge.​

​​​​​By Phone

Our Contact Center is here to serve you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

713-442-0427​