Using advanced technology
and exceptional medical expertise, our surgeons perform a wide range of operative procedures in a number of specialties, including, but not limited to:
Thanks to breakthroughs in medical technology, many surgical procedures that once involved major operations can now be performed through tiny incisions with instruments guided by sophisticated, miniature cameras. As a result, there is less surgical trauma so patients heal faster, experience much less scarring, and they can return more quickly to their normal activities.
Outpatient surgery allows a person to return home on the same day that a surgical procedure is performed and new technologies enable surgeons to perform many operations on an outpatient basis. Outpatient surgery eliminates inpatient
hospital admission, minimizes surgical trauma, reduces the amount of medication prescribed, and uses a doctor's time more efficiently.
Inpatient surgery is any surgery where the patient needs to remain overnight or longer after the surgery is completed, for care or observation.
(whether inpatient or outpatient):
- Schedule an appointment with our admission team. They will coordinate your preoperative testing and give you instructions about eating and drinking.
- You may also visit with the anesthesiologist, a physician specializing in pain medication during surgery.
- Bring a current medication list with name and dosage of each medicine you take and how often you take it. Or bring your medications with you in their prescription bottles.
- Please leave any valuables at home when being admitted for day surgery.
- Please come prepared to pay your co-payment when you are admitted on the day of your procedure.
When your doctor decides you are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge order will be written. You may want to make arrangements with a family member or friend to help you when it's time to go home. Some important things to remember concerning:
- Personal Belongings: Collect all of your belongings and double-check closets and drawers to be sure you don't leave anything behind.
- Discharge Instructions: Your doctor and your nurse will give you instructions about post-hospital care. If you have questions about your diet, activities or other matters, please be sure to ask. Be sure to follow-up with your primary care provider and schedule your post-op appointment.
Our surgery team is committed to helping you understand the entire surgical experience. We encourage you and your family to ask questions. This will help you to feel more comfortable while you are in the hospital and better prepared for recovery once you are home.