Outpatient Surgical Care

Thanks to advances in medical technology, patients who used to require hospitalization after surgery are now able to safely return home to recover.

What is outpatient surgery?

Outpatient surgery, also referred to as ambulatory or same-day surgery, allows you to return home on the same day that your surgical procedure was performed.

Outpatient surgery eliminates inpatient hospital admission, reduces the amount of medication prescribed, and uses a doctor's time more efficiently. More procedures are now being performed in a surgeon's office, termed office-based surgery, rather than in an operating room.

Outpatient surgery has developed over the past three decades for a number of reasons, including:

  • Improved surgical instruments
  • Less invasive surgical techniques
  • A team approach in preparing a person for surgery and home recovery that involves both a surgeon and an anesthesiologist (a medical doctor who specializes in administering anesthesia medications so the patient feels minimal to no pain and does not remember the surgery)
  • The desire to reduce health care costs

Learn more about outpatient surgery.

What is an outpatient surgery center?

Our surgery centers perform procedures that do not require hospital admission. Outpatient surgery is a safe, quality alternative to hospital-based surgery. The high level of care provided within the specifically designed surroundings makes the surgical experience safe, convenient, and less stressful. Patients, from young children to seniors, and their families benefit from the relaxed, comfortable environment.

Outpatient surgery is best suited for healthy people undergoing low- to medium-risk procedures (i.e., colonoscopy, bladder, kidney, gallbladder, ear/nose/throat procedures, or procedures involving the legs and arms). However, thanks to ongoing technical advances, people with more complex medical problems have also had success with outpatient surgery.

What services are available?

We are pleased to offer outpatient surgeries close to home. Our skilled providers and staff focus on making your experience as comfortable, efficient, and convenient as possible.

Utilizing the latest technology and techniques, our outpatient services include:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder removal
  • Minimally-invasive biopsies and other diagnostic procedures

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