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.
- Includes removing cataracts
- 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
- 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
- Completed procedure questionnaire prior to surgery provided to you at your surgeon’s office
- 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.