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 release.
- Ophthalmology – cataract removal
- 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, C-sections, D&C, laparoscopic surgeries, cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal), and appendectomy (appendix removal).
Preparing for Surgery
A phone interview will be conducted one to two days prior to your surgical procedure to review surgical instructions and medical history.
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 60 minutes prior to scheduled start time, unless otherwise instructed
- List of allergies, especially to medication
- Personal items such as toiletries, glasses, contacts, and 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.