Patient Information

Your First Visit

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Where Are you located?

The Texas Cardiac & Vascular Institute currently has 3 locations in San Antonio, Seguin, & Corpus Christi, TX. 

What are your hours of operation

Monday through Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm 

We are closed on Saturday & Sunday

What should i bring when i come for a scheduled office visit?

  • Driver’s license or State ID
  • Insurance Card
  • List of current medications (if any)

What should i expect during my first visit?

Typically, an initial visit will include a comprehensive medical evaluation of your medical history and other related questions. If a specific test or procedure is recommended, the doctor will provide details and expectations on setting that up. 

Do I need a referral to make an appointment?

Depending on which insurance provider you have, a referral may be needed. If you are unsure if your insurance requires a referral to see a specialist, you can:

  • Ask your Primary Care Physician
  • Call your insurance company
  • Call us and we may be able to assist you

Procedure Questions

Will i be put to sleep (General Anesthesia) for my procedure?

No, you will NOT receive general anesthesia for the procedure. Most patients are given moderate sedation by a registered nurse (RN) or an anesthesiologist, depending on the procedure. These medications help to relax you and relieve any possible discomfort/pain. 

Can my family stay with me during my procedure?

Your family/friends may follow you through check-in and pre-procedure preparations. You may reunite in recovery once the procedure is complete. Your family can wait in the waiting room during your procedure, or we can call them for pick up when you are ready for discharge. 

Will I need to stay overnight?

No, you will not stay overnight. Most patients go home 4-6 hours following their procedure.

Can I drive myself home following a procedure?

If you receive sedation medicine for your procedure, you cannot drive yourself home – and you must have an adult drive you home and stay with you for the next 24 hours. You may only take a taxi or rideshare service if an adult accompanies you.