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Patient Education


Learn more about what to expect pre-op and post-op from the expert surgeons at Surgical Associates of North Texas.

Pre-Operative Information

At your initial patient consultation, Dr. deVilleneuve will give his recommendation for surgery. Then Gina, our surgery scheduler, will verify your benefits and discuss preferred dates for surgery that are convenient for the patient’s schedule. Once the surgery has been scheduled, you will be given or emailed a paper with all your surgery information on it, including date, facility location, arrival time, and surgery time. If any pre-operative testing is needed, a date, time and place for a pre-operative appointment will be included on this paper as well.

Some general pre-operative instructions are:

  • Do not eat, drink, or chew gum after midnight the night before surgery.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, or Ibuprofen for 7 days before surgery. Tylenol is ok to continue.
  • Do not take Vitamin E or any herbal supplements for 7 days before surgery.
  • Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours before surgery.
  • Do not take any medications the morning of surgery, except blood pressure medicine. If you usually take blood pressure medicine in the morning, please take it with a sip of water the morning of surgery.
  • If you take a blood thinner medication, please call our office for instructions.

After surgery, you will need someone to drive you home, as it is unsafe to drive after having anesthesia.

Post-Operative Information

Patients should not drive the day of surgery, as it is unsafe to drive after having anesthesia. Post-operative medications will be available at your pharmacy (which you provided in your paperwork at our office) after surgery. In general, patients are prescribed one medication for pain and one for nausea. If additional prescriptions are necessary, the surgeon will inform you after surgery.

Patients are given a paper with post-operative instructions when leaving the surgical facility, but here is another resource to help answer questions about your post-op care. Please click on the links below for specific instructions for your surgery.

Our patients have the option between a post-operative phone call or scheduling a post-operative appointment with our physician assistant, Jennifer Sommers. If everything is going well and you do not have any concerns or questions, you may call our office about 10-14 days after surgery and do a post-op phone call. If you would like to be seen, have questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, you may schedule an appointment with Jennifer. Please call our office to schedule an appointment for about 2 weeks after surgery or on specific day directed by the surgeon.


Surgical Associates of North Texas

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgeons & General Surgeons located in McKinney, TX

Surgical Associates of North Texas is a solo practitioner general surgery practice in McKinney, TX, that strives to provide their patients with the highest quality treatment tailored to their individual needs. At its convenient location in the Stonebridge area of McKinney, Surgical Associates of North Texas combines advanced techniques with over a decade of clinical experience so that it can bring an exceptional level of surgical skill when performing both complex and simple procedures.  Surgeries commonly done by us include laparoscopic inguinal, umbilical, ventral, and incisional hernia repairs, colon resections for diverticular disease, laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), soft tissue surgeries involving excision of lipomas, sebaceous cysts, and lymph nodes, thyroid surgery, removal of skin cancers including melanoma, management of pilonidal disease, as well as diagnostic laparoscopy to help diagnose and treat abdominal/pelvic pain caused by adhesions.  

Dr. Scott deVilleneuve, MD, FACS, is the owner and practicing surgeon at Surgical Associates of North Texas where he has worked since moving to McKinney in 2004.  His practice is completely elective, meaning that you never have to worry that your surgery or clinic appointment will be delayed or canceled by an unexpected “emergency room” case.  This also allows us a great deal of flexibility in scheduling new patient appointments, as we are able to schedule new patients every day Monday thru Friday and can always offer either same or next day appointments.  With our location right off of Custer Road just South of Eldorado Parkway, we welcome patients throughout the McKinney/Frisco/Allen/Prosper areas and accept most major medical insurance plans.

Patient Portal

We are pleased to provide patients with secure, 24/7 access to their health records through the Surgical Associates of North Texas Patient Portal. Patients can safely and easily:

  • Request prescription refills
  • Update insurance/demographic information
  • Review financial statements/make secure payments
  • View lab and test results
  • Access relevant health education materials

Patient Portal Login


We are In-Network with all of the major insurance carriers and do accept Medicare. We are currently accepting new Medicare patients. We also have established cash pricing for those who do not have/can not afford health insurance. If you have any questions about your coverage or our policies, please call our office. We look forward to helping you!

Aetna Medicare
Beech Street PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Care Improvement Plus
Coalition America (Formerly NPPN)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Galaxy Healthcare PPO
Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Multiplan PPO
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Words from our patients

  • Vitals

    "I recently had my hernia repaired by Dr. deVilleneuve. I can't say enough good things about him and his office staff."

    Verified Patient
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    "Even though the recovery was painful, I knew my hernia repair was flawless and I was going to be fine. Dr. D treated me with dignity, respect and care."

    Amanda D.
  • Vitals

    "Outstanding! This medical practice was at the top of my list for service, professional courtesy, such polite efficiency. I would highly recommend Dr. deVilleneuve!"

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    "I had the best experience with Dr. deVilleneuve and staff when I had surgery! Very caring and sweet people. Such a comfort to feel secure when you're vulnerable Thanks!"

    Dianne G.
  • RateMDs

    "Very friendly office staff, nice bedside manner, surgery went great. Felt very comfortable trusting him with my life."

    Verified Patient
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    "Dr. deVilleneuve did my gallbladder surgery. I was very pleased with all aspects of my experience. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family."

    Verified Patient
Surgical Associates of North Texas
8865 Synergy Drive
McKinney, TX 75070