Surgery

Inpatient

Inpatient procedures usually mean you can expect to stay in the hospital overnight after your surgery.

  • Total knee replacements
  • Abdominal/Pelvic Surgeries

Same Day Surgery

Outpatient and Same Day Surgery Services Include:

  • Orthopedics – including arthroscopy and open procedures of the knee, foot surgery, hand surgery including carpal tunnel release and trigger finger surgery.
  • Gynocology
  • Opthalmology
  • Includes removing cataracts
  • Pediatrics
  • Ear, Nose and Throat – including tonsillectomy, myringotomy (ear tube placement), excision of benign and malignant skin cancers, excision of head and neck masses
  • Urology – including cystoscopy, circumcision and hydrocelectomy
  • Gastroenterology – including colonoscopy, EGD and flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Podiatry
  • General Surgery – including hernia repair, breast biopsy, mastectomy, colon resections, hysterectomy, D&C, laprascopix surgeries, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), and appendectomy (appendix removal).

Preparing for Surgery

A phone interview one to two days prior to the surgical procedure usually reviews instructions. Generally, patients are asked to:

  • Abstain from eating or drinking after midnight the day of surgery (This includes water, gum and hard candy).
  • Bathe/shower with soap the night before or the morning of surgery
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages, smoking and chewing tobacco within 48 hours of your scheduled surgery
  • Refer to specific instructions given to you by your doctor
  • Arrive approximately 90 minutes prior to scheduled start, unless otherwise instructed

Bring:

  • Completed procedure questionnaire prior to surgery provided to you at your surgeon’s office
  • Medications
  • List of allergies, especially to medication
  • Personal items such as toiletries, glasses, contacts, denture supplies
  • Robe and slippers, if you prefer your own
  • Walking shoes
  • Medicare and/or insurance card
  • Living will or durable power of attorney, if desired

Occasionally, surgery may be delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. If there is a delay, the nursing staff will let you know.