Appointment Information


Prior to surgery, a consultation with one of our surgeons is required. During this consultation, a thorough medical evaluation will be performed and any appropriate tests will be ordered so the doctor can determine which procedure might be right for you. Physician office visits will be billed to insurance at the time of service.

Hospital Pre-Admission Procedure

The pre-admission process is required for your admission to the hospital for surgery. In the weeks before your surgery, go to the Pre-Admission office to sign various forms for insurance and consents for surgery.

Please bring a list of your current medications (name, dose, times), including vitamins and over the counter drugs. Also bring a copy of your living will if you have one, or you can verbally indicate that you have a living will and name the person you have indicated.

Pre-Operative testing is required for surgery. This can include blood work, EKG, EGD and Upper GI though other tests may be ordered by your surgeon. These tests must be completed between 7 and 30 days prior to surgery. If your surgeon ordered tests that you completed with another physician or at another facility, you must have the results sent to our office at least 7 days prior to your surgery.

Call to schedule your Pre-Admission appointment.

  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Plano – (469) 814-5500
  • Baylor Surgicare of Garland – (972) 494-2400
  • Medical City Frisco – (214) 618-0500
  • Crescent Medical Center Lancaster – (972) 230-8888

Please note: If something shows up on the Pre-Op testing that requires treatment or a consult with a specialist for surgical clearance, your surgery date may be delayed. If you have any questions, please call the Nicholson Clinic at 972-494-3100.

Are you Ready for Surgery? Have you been to the hospital Pre-Admission department to complete the admission procedure? Refer to “Hospital Pre-Admission Procedure” and “Instructions for Pre-Op Testing” (Upper GI Exam / EGD Exam).

  • Sign required forms (e.g.: consent for treatment)
  • Pre-Op testing complete (as ordered by your surgeon).  This may include:
  • Blood Tests
  • EKG
  • Chest X-ray
  • Upper GI (swallow test)
  • EGD

If one of our surgeons has ordered an EGD for you, this will be scheduled at the appropriate time prior to surgery by our office. Refer to “Instruction for Pre-Op Testing” (EGD Exam).

If one of our surgeons has ordered tests that you completed with another physician or at another facility, have the results been sent to our office? Fax 972-608-0005

Have you been following your 2 week Pre-Op diet? Refer to “1200 Calorie Pre-Op Diet.”

Do you know where to go the day of surgery? Refer to ”Sequence of Events for Day of Surgery.”

Have all of your questions been answered and your concerns addressed? If not, please call the Nicholson Clinic: 972-494-3100