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Your First Visit

The staff and physicians of Texas Pain Institute look forward to your first visit at our practice.

Initial Consult

Your first visit to TPI will be the start of getting your life back! You will meet with one of our medical professionals who will perform a full evaluation. This will include an in-depth look into your medical history, a review of your current and past medications for efficacy and safety, and the surgeries you have received and their current status/results.

To help both you and the physician, please bring any information that may be helpful including, but not limited to:

  • x-rays
  • list of current and past medications
  • list of surgeries and procedures

Lastly, to save you some time, please fill out our “New Patient Packet“ and bring the completed forms with you to your visit.

Procedure Day Preparation

Please arrive promptly at your scheduled time to avoid any unnecessary delays. If you are late to your appointment, you may need to reschedule.

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: If you regularly take prescription medications in the morning, take only with ONE small sip of water. Please stay on schedule with your heart medications.

If you are on any antibiotics, please let us know as you may need to reschedule.

Instructions Before the Procedure

  • If you will be sedated during your procedure, we request that you please have someone drive you home. Your driver must be present in the office before you can be discharged.
  • Please leave jackets, cell phones, etc. with your driver.
  • Shower the day of the procedure with antibacterial soap.
  • Wear comfortable clothing.
  • Do not wear jewelry or watches. Our staff is not responsible for lost belongings.
  • Do not eat, drink or chew gum after 12 midnight before the morning of your procedure/surgery. For afternoon procedures, the same should be followed for 8 hours prior to your appointment. Failure to follow these instructions may result in your procedure being cancelled.
  • Stop any anti-inflammatory medicines (Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, etc), Coumadin or any other prescription blood thinners 5 days prior to your procedure. Please stay on schedule with your heart medications.
  • Make sure you notify the staff of any allergies to medications.

Instructions After the Procedure

Please call the office if you experience any of the below symptoms.

  • Fever over 100 degrees
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling or redness at the procedure site
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Persistent weakness not previously existing

Treating Pain & Changing Lives

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