Tuesday – All Day
Thursday – All Day
Friday – Morning
All surgeries are performed in the North Central Surgical Center at the Carrell Clinic Center. This fully licensed surgical hospital is part of the United Surgical Partners and Baylor Healthcare System networks.
Surgery Scheduling Information
Once you have decided to have surgery, you may call Whitney at +1 (214) 720-9357 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a specific day in mind, please allow at least 2-3 weeks advance notice to help us meet your request. All aspects of your surgery scheduling will be handled by our office including the precertification of your surgery with the insurance company. If you are scheduling your surgery in person, you will be given a packet with instructions for your surgery, as well as a map to the hospital where you will be having your operation. If you are scheduling your surgery by phone or via email you can have your surgery packet either mailed or emailed to you.
All surgeries are performed by Dr. Cooper himself. Dr. Cooper’s Orthopedic Physician’s Assistant, Santana Gonzales, assists him in surgery along with an experienced team of operating room nurses who work exclusively with Dr. Cooper on his cases. After your surgery, Dr. Cooper will speak with both you and your family. Someone from our office (usually Santana Gonzales) will call you at home the following day to see how you are progressing. You will be given written instructions regarding postoperative guidelines to follow and return appointments.
Santana Gonzales will give you instructions regarding physical therapy (if applicable) prior to your discharge from the hospital along with a written prescription that needs to be presented to your physical therapist at your first visit. In general, you will be given physical therapy exercises to begin prior to your discharge from the hospital by either the nurses or the hospital’s physical therapist. If you have an idea of where you would like to do your outpatient physical therapy (ideally close to your home or work) you can schedule an appointment to begin the therapy 3-5 days after your surgery. In certain circumstances based on the surgical procedure you have performed we will recommend a specific therapist (hopefully in your area) that we are familiar with and whom has worked with Dr. Cooper’s patients in the past and are very familiar with his therapy protocols. If at anytime you or your therapist have questions regarding your therapy please direct them to Santana Gonzales by phone at +1 (214) 220-2468 ext 378 or email: email@example.com.
We realize you have a choice in your orthopedic care. We thank you for your interest in Dr. Cooper’s practice.