Entrusting patients to another provider is not a decision made lightly, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a difficult one.
Why Dentists Refer to Us
The Referral Process
Educate the Patient
Inform the patient (or their guardian) they’re going to be referred to a surgery center for general anesthesia. Tell them to look out for our call!
Send the Referral
Refer the patient via this website or fax a hard copy to us! We’ll reach out to the patient as soon as we receive the referral. Please don’t just hand the referral to the patient!
During the exam, we’ll make sure the patient meets medical qualifications for general anaesthesia. We’ll also take X-rays and perform an oral evaluation.
Your patient will be cared for by our anesthesia, dental and nursing teams.
Once your patient has been treated, we’ll send or deliver a post-op packet with details on the treatment we performed and the patient will return to your care.
Restorative Treatment Under General Anesthesia
Sometimes it is necessary to refer children to practitioners who are trained to provide restorative and exodontia care under general anesthesia.
Why Surgical Centers
Surgical centers could save the United States over $2.5 billion with Medicaid fees alone.
Pediatric Behavior Management
The evidence-based data to support a clinical science of the effectiveness of behavior management techniques in pediatric dentistry is limited and needs further development.
What they’re saying
I really appreciate this facility for getting my kids in so quickly. The treatment was super fast. A lot of other places had a wait list of 6 months and I refused to have them wait in pain. I love the staff they are so awesome. Definitely look forward to working with them in the future.Jenn S
Tampa Children’s Surgery Center
DFW Children’s Surgery Center always makes my patients the top priority in their surgery center. They are very attentive with every patient I send. They have an amazing front office and marketing staff as well. They’re always just a call away, and I love that! They are excellent at what they do.Evelin N.
DFW Children’s Surgery Center
What a spectacular team! San Antonio Children’s Surgical responds quickly and cares deeply about our patients. We love that they communicate closely and give detailed feedback on every patient procedure! They get our patients treated quicker than anywhere else and returned having had a positive experience.Referral Partner
San Antonio Children’s Surgical
Frequently Asked Questions
What insurances do you accept?
We work with most insurances, including Medicaid and CHIP. Contact us for specific insurance inquiries!
Do we offer payment plans?
Yes! Contact our billing department for more information about our payment plan program.
Do we provide transportation to or from the procedure?
No. We are not permitted to provide transportation to the facility. If you are a Medicaid or CHIP patient, we are happy to provide contact information where you can organize transportation via your insurance.
Are siblings or other children allowed to attend the appointment?
Yes! Children or other siblings may attend the appointment. Just a friendly reminder though, this is a hospital setting and the procedure may last 2-5 hours. Keep this in mind when deciding who to bring to the surgery center.
Are parents allowed in the room for the procedure?
No. Only pertinent dental/medical staff are allowed in the operating room in order to comply with various standards our facilities are held accountable to. Parents should accompany their child prior to the procedure and in recovery following the completion of the procedure.
Does the parent or guardian need to remain at the surgery center during the procedure?
Yes. Questions about the patient’s dental or health care needs may arise during the procedure and the parent or guardian is needed to answer these questions and be available to make important decisions.
Will my child be completely asleep?
Yes! Anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia and monitor your child while they are completely asleep.
Does my child need to come with me if a consultation is required?
Yes! The purpose of the consultation is to examine your child in-person and submit the necessary authorizations your insurance requires.
*Services may vary based on location. Please contact the surgery center nearest you for more information.