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Day Surgery

Many surgical procedures can be performed without you having to stay overnight in the hospital. In fact, thanks to advances in technology and procedures, day surgeries are becoming more and more common.


At Valley Baptist Medical Center, we know you want the best care, whether that means a short stay, or just a few hours, with us. That’s why our 30-bed Day Surgery Center care staff in Harlingen, and the staff of our 20-bed Day Surgery Center in Brownsville are focused on making sure you’re well taken care of from the moment you arrive until you’re ready to head back home.

The Day Surgery Center advantage:

  • Quality surgical procedures at a lower cost than conventional hospitalization
  • Fully staffed by surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists

If you are going to have surgery with us, be aware of the timetable and instructions below so that your check-in and procedure go as smoothly as possible.

  • Your physician will contact us to set a time and date for your surgery and pre-operative visit.
  • Your pre-operative visit will take place within two weeks of your scheduled surgery.
  • Please set aside one to two hours for your pre-operative visit.
  • The Day Surgery Center will obtain a medical history from you.
  • Please bring a list of all medications you take, or the prescription bottles themselves.
  • Any lab work needed for your surgery will be performed during your pre-operative visit.
  • If your physician orders X-rays or EKGs, they will be done during your pre-operative visit.

Finally, the Day Surgery staff will perform a physical assessment and discuss your surgery with you to make sure all your questions are answered. You’ll also get any further instructions, at this time.

If you have questions, or cannot make your pre-operative appointment, please call Pre-Admitting Services at (956) 389-1862 (Harlingen) or (956) 698-5474 (Brownsville). If you cannot keep your scheduled surgery time, please call the Day Surgery Center at (956) 389-1240 in Harlingen, or (956) 698-5759 in Brownsville.