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Surgical Services

​​​​​​​​​​A Full Spectrum of Surgical Services

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and the physicians on our medical staff provide a full spectrum of general and specialty surgery services.

Baylor Dallas has 50 operating rooms and performs approximately 25,000 surgical cases per year.

There are many specialty areas for surgery available at Baylor Dallas.

Physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Dallas are trained in the latest techniques, including advanced laparoscopic procedures that assist our patients in a faster recovery.​

Learn about enhanced recovery programs at Baylor University Medical Center.

Robotic Surgery

Baylor Dallas has offered robotic surgery longer than any other hospital in North Texas, using the equipment in more than 2,000 multispecialty cases. Nearly 40 surgeons on the medical staff use robotics with camera-guided technology, increasing precision for delicate or complex surgeries. 

Here’s how it works: Through one- to two-centimeter incisions, your surgeon inserts instruments and a 3-D camera, which captures a high-definition image of the surgical site. This allows your surgeon to work with greater control and accuracy. In addition, our new robotic systems have fluorescent technology, which helps ensure that all unhealthy tissue is removed during a procedure and healthy tissue is unaffected.  

Baylor Dallas currently offers robotic surgery for:

  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Gynecology
  • Otolaryngology (head and neck)
  • Surgical oncology
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Urogynecology
  • Urology

Use of the robotic surgical systems often results in:

  • Less blood loss, fewer transfusions
  • Shortened hospital stay
  • Less pain
  • Lower risk of infection, complications
  • Fast recovery and return to normal activities
  • Small incisions for less scarring

Talk with your surgeon about whether robotic-assisted surgery is an option for you. 

Preadmission Process

In order to be medically cleared for surgery, each patient must complete the preadmission process. During this process, all necessary tests ordered by your physician will be conducted in order to medically clear you for your surgical procedure.

Potential tests include:

  • Blood work
  • EKG
  • X-rays

In order to ensure a smooth surgical experience for our patients, we request that you complete the preadmission process before the day of your procedure if possible.

Patients can schedule their preadmission appointment through their physician’s office or by calling the Wadley Preadmission clinic directly at 214.820.6200 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

Walk-ins are also accepted. Please be aware that the wait times for a walk-in patient can be significantly greater than for patients who have an appointment.  There are restrictions on how far in advance Medicare patients can pre-admit.

Day of Surgery

Your physician’s office will provide you with a surgical packet that outlines your specific check-in instructions, maps and parking instructions so that you arrive at the correct location.  You will be greeted by our ear​ly morning concierge who will assist you in getting to the appropriate check-in location.

Parking

A free parking voucher good for valet parking will be provided to patients on the day of their preadmission appointment and on the day of their surgical procedure.

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