About Surgical Associates of Mansfield

Surgical Associates of Mansfield is a multi-specialty surgery group based in Mansfield, Texas. It was founded by Dr. Gary Alexander when he, Dr. David Rutledge and Dr. Jeremy Parcells, a fellowship-trained Bariatric surgeon, joined their practices to collaborate and provide better patient care in the Dallas - Forth Worth and mid-cities region. Dr. Winston Chan joined the group in 2017 as their Colon and Rectal Surgeon and the practice continues to grow every year with new members. Their mission is to use evidence based medicine and advances in medical technology to provide the best quality of care for their patients. All of the surgeons are trained to use the Da Vinci Robotic Surgery platform and have the largest robotic general surgery volume in the region.

The surgeons are independent practitioners, not hospital employed, and part of Texas Health Care PLLC, now partnered with Privia Medical Group - North Texas. Founded in 2002, Texas Health Care, P.L.L.C. is a multi-specialty physician group practice, owned and governed by physicians, for physicians. Texas Health Care physicians retain complete autonomy in their practices, both enhancing patient care and the professional satisfaction of the physician. Texas Health Care is included in all of the major insurance company networks in North Texas.


Before Surgery

When you meet your surgeon for the first time before surgery at the surgery clinic, your surgeon will review your medical history and will have a discussion with you regarding your symptoms and/or diagnosis. You and your surgeon will determine if tests, such as labs or imaging studies, need to be performed and develop a treatment plan, including whether or not surgery is needed. If surgery is recommended, the clinic staff will work with you to find a date and time that is convenient for you and discuss the steps needed to prepare for surgery, including which medicines to stop taking and when to stop eating prior to surgery. Prior to arriving to the surgery clinic, bring a list of questions you may have, your identification card (driver's license), all insurance and prescription cards, copies of test results and medical records, and a list of your medications and medical history.

Day of Surgery

The surgery clinic and hospital/surgery center will let you know what time you should arrive on the day of surgery, which may be up to 2 hours prior to your actual surgery time. You will need transportation, preferably a relative or friend, to take you to the hospital/surgery center, and if you are having a day surgery, a ride to leave the facility as well. Remember to bring your identification card (driver's license), all insurance and prescription cards, and a list of your medications and medical history. It is recommended to take a shower or bath prior to arriving (night before is OK), not to bring valuables such as jewelry or body piercings, not to wear contact lenses and to bring glasses, to wear comfortable clothes, and to bring special medical equipment that you use, such as a CPAP machine, hearing aide, or walker/cane.

After Surgery

When you are done with surgery, you will be brought to the recovery room from the operating room. If you are scheduled for an outpatient surgery, you will go home once you are fully awake and cleared by anesthesiologist, but you still need a ride home. If you are scheduled for an inpatient surgery and need to stay in the hospital for a few days, you will be brought to your hospital bed and your family members will be notified. Once you arrive to your hospital room, you will meet your care team including your nurse. You may meet other health care providers during your hospital stay who will help determine with your surgeon when you are ready for discharge. When that day comes, you will need transportation to leave the hospital and you will be provided with after surgery care instructions by your surgeon, including follow-up appointments.


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Primary Hospital Affiliations

Trinity Park Surgery Center
Texas Health Resources
Baylor-Scott & White
Methodist Health System
Medical Center of Arlington