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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.
  • Gynecology
  • 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
  • Podiatry
  • 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


  • Medications
  • 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.







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