For Patients

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Where should I park?

For the main location in Dallas, the parking garage is located off of Colorado Blvd.

For the other locations, parking lots are provided for the convenience of the patients.

How do I get to the offices of DFW Vascular Group?

For the main location in Dallas, take I-35 to the Colorado Stree exit. You will enter the parking garage just after you cross the Beckley intersection. The office is located on the 6th floor, suite 625, in Pavilion II of the Methodist Dallas Medical Center facility.

To reach the DeSoto location, you will take I-20 or US Highway 67 to Wheatland Road. Methodist Charlton Medical Center is located on Wheatland Road. Bolton Boone Drive is adjacent to the emergency entrance of Methodist Charlton, and our office is at 2801 Bolton Boone Drive, suite 105, just across from Methodist Charlton.

To reach the Methodist Mansfield location, take the Broad Street exit in Mansfield to the Methodist Mansfield Hospital. Our office is located in the Physician Building, suite 318.

The Arlington location is on West Mayfield, just across from Medical Center Arlington hospital, in Professional Building A, suite 240.

How do I contact the offices of DFW Vascular Group?

Please call our main number, 214-946-5165, or our toll-free number 1-855-LEG-HURT.

How long is my recovery period?

After the office procedure, you will remain in our recovery area for several hours before you are dismissed to go home. Typically, our patients spend the next one to two days resting. After that, most patients are back to normal activities. However, we recommend no heavy lifting or strenuous activities for at least a week.

Can my procedure be done in the office?

In most cases, our procedures are done in the office setting. However, some patients with extensive medical issues are treated in the hospital when they may require overnight monitoring or intensive care. The decision for office versus hospital surgery is one your doctor will make, depending on your needs.

WIll my insurance cover my visit or procedure?

We accept the following insurance carriers:

• Blue Cross
• Blue Shield
• Cigna
• Aetna
• United Healthcare
• Healthnet
• Care First

We are also contracted with a few HMOs, but not limited to the following:

• Global IPA
• Healthcare LA
• Centinela IPA
• Axminster
• Caremore

Most insurances do cover office-based surgery. In fact, in some cases, the surgery is covered 100% and your only out-of-pocket expense may be your office co-payment! In some instances, office-based surgery is not a covered benefit and may require prior authorization before the surgery. Our office will work very closely with your insurance company and inform you of potential out-of-pocket costs prior to your surgery.

 

What tests do I need before my surgery?

The following tests are required prior to your procedure, which may be coordinated through your Primary Care Physician:

• Recent History & Physical (H&P)|
• Chest X-Ray
• EKG
• Cardiac Clearance
• Bloodwork (Chem 8 Panel/I-stat)
• PT/PTT

Will someone need to be with me during my surgery?

A family member or friend will need to drive you to our office, be available in case we need them during your procedure, and then be here to take you home. You are also required to have someone with you for 24 hours after your procedure, to ensure that you are taken care of.

How long will my surgery take?

Typically, patients spend a total of 4-6 hours in the office. This includes pre-operative, procedure, and recovery time. The typical procedure lasts one to three hours.

What tools do you use?

We use endovascular procedural supplies. These include sheaths, catheters, wires, balloons, stents, atherectomy devices, and thrombectomy devices. Typically, the entire procedure is performed through a small puncture hole in your groin, arm or leg.

Will I be awake during my procedure?

In most cases, you will have intravenous sedation during your procedure. This is performed via an IV that is started in your arm or hand. A nurse anesthetist or registered nurse administers pain medication as well as medication to help calm your nerves. You will most likely be asleep, but will be able to rouse to commands and will breathe and move on your own.

Will I be in a lot of pain?

It is our policy to keep your pain to a minimum. Anytime you experience pain during or after your procedure, you should be sure and let the nurse or physician know so your pain can be treated.

What should I wear to my day of surgery?

You should come in comfortable clothes that are easy to take off and on, so you won’t have to exert too much effort to put your clothes back on after the procedure.

Who will take care of my wounds after the surgery?

In most cases, you will have a small puncture site, stitched and covered with gauze and a clear bandage. You will keep that bandage on for a day or so, then take the bandage off. You will then be able to shower over the site, and keep it clean and dry until you come back and have the stitch removed. Our procedures typically do not require a large cut, so the care for your surgical site is very simple.

When is my follow-up appointment?

Following your procedure, you will have a follow-up appointment in one to two weeks.