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Your Child before Surgery Preoperative Clinic Visit

Clinic Visit with the Surgeon

Outpatients are initially seen in the surgery clinic, located in the University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building.

During the preoperative visit, you and your child will meet the surgeon that will perform your child's surgery. The surgeon will complete a comprehensive exam as well as review with you your child's specific heart defect using colored diagrams and physical heart models. The proposed surgery will be discussed in detail and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

You will receive a detailed information packet which outlines your appointments, preparations and what to expect the day of surgery, as well as a handout discussing some of the common risks associated with heart surgery.


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Parking is available at the University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building parking garage is located immediately south of the building at 6414 Fannin Street. A breezeway connects the parking garage to the professional building. The parking garage is accessible both from South Main and Fannin Streets. Cost ranges from $2.00-$10.00 and is subject to change.

Valet parking is also available at The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building. Access valet parking from the Main Street side of the building. Cost ranges from $5.00-$10.00 and is subject to change.

Clinic Visit with the Anesthesiologist

Prior to surgery, your child will need to be seen in the Anesthesia Clinic at Memorial Hermann Hospital, located on the 2nd floor of the Jones Pavilion, for a preoperative exam by a member of our anesthesia team. During this visit, your child will have blood drawn and sent to the laboratory, a chest x-ray, a physical examination and medical history review. These are necessary so that we may prepare for a safe operation.

Before you leave home for the preoperative appointment, please be sure to have these items with you:

  • Your child's current insurance card
  • Map of the hospital/clinic

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

Valet parking is available at the main hospital entrance off of Fannin Street. Garage parking is also available in Garage 4, located at the end of entrance 18 off of Fannin Street, and in the Memorial Hermann Professional Building parking garage (take the "skybridge" across to the hospital). Follow the signs to Jones Pavilion and take the elevator to the Anesthesia Clinic on the 2nd floor. Check in at the Day Surgery/Anesthesia Clinic registration desk.

You will need to present your child's insurance card for pre-registration.

Contacts

Pediatric Cardiology Clinic
The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
6410 Fannin, Suite 370
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (832) 325-6516

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic
The University of Texas Health Science Center Professional Building
6410 Fannin, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77030

Clinic Phone: (832) 325-7234
Nurse Line: (713) 500-7324


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