Pre-Operative Instructions


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Items that you will want to have after surgery include:


  • Liquids: like tea, any juice, sports drinks/electrolyte replacements, popsicles, jell-o, water or flavored water, soup, coffee, etc. 

Choose items you will enjoy, this will be your diet for a few days after surgery.


  • Abdominal hernia surgeries/ colon surgeries; you will be given an abdominal binder at the facility. You are encouraged to purchase another one so they can be changed out.

  • Inguinal (groin) hernia surgeries: Slightly tighter than normal fitting compression shorts like biking shorts/spandex shorts. This will give support and decrease normal post op swelling.



  • Review your medications and be aware of any that you should be holding before surgery. Our office or the facility should let you know, but if you have any questions, we are always here for you.


  • Plan out some comfortable clothes to wear too and from the facility. Yes, PJ's are acceptable.


  • Driver- You will need a driver to and from the facility.  Choose wisely, this is someone that you will hang out with for the day.

For Life-Threatening

Emergencies Call 911

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Dallas / Fort Worth general surgeon, Highlander Surgical Associates, provides patients with state of the art surgical care. Highlander Surgical Associates takes many insurance policies including but not limited to Atena, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Tricare Standard, United Health Care, Humana, Medicare, First Health, Secure Horizons, Health Smart. 

Highlander surgical associates offers advanced surgical management, including minimally invasive surgery for the following. Gallbladder disease, diverticular disease, abdominal pain, biopsies, sentinal lymph node evaluation, canerous and benign breast cancer, colon cancer, Groin hernias, sports hernias, incisional hernias, reccurant hernias, umbilical hernias, thyroid and parathyroid disease. Highlander Surigcal Assoicates serves the Arlington, Mansfield, Fort Worth, Dallas, Grand Prairie, Texas and surrounding areas.  

We provide surgical procedures for our patients at all of the excellent facilities Listed, and Day surgery too. Medical Center of Arlington, MCA, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Trinity Park Surgery Center , Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Baylor Surgicare Mansfield. Please contact Highlander Surgical Associates at 817-419-9200. Dr Jason Harrison, Dr. Kimberly Washington, General Surgeon, Doctor. 

Business Hours

Monday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am-Noon

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed