Same Day Surgery, also known as Outpatient Surgery or Ambulatory Surgery, allows you to go home on the same day that you have a surgical procedure.
With improved technology and advances in anesthesia and pain control, many less invasive surgical procedures are now being performed on an outpatient basis.
For our patients the advantages of outpatient surgery include:
The convenience of recovering in your home generally makes recovery time quicker and easier than an in-hospital stay.
- Lower cost:
Since there are no hospital room charges, and related hospital charges, costs can be lower for outpatient surgery. Some insurance companies will cover certain surgical procedures only on an outpatient basis, unless your physician certifies that you require a more intensive level of post-operative care due to an underlying medical condition.
- Reduced stress:
In the majority of cases, outpatient surgery is less stressful than inpatient surgery. This is especially true for children who are afraid of being away from home.We have found most patients prefer to recover in their homes rather than in the hospital.
- Scheduling is more predictable:
In a hospital setting, emergency surgeries and procedures can delay scheduled surgeries. An outpatient setting can generally stay within a set schedule. Outpatient surgical procedures are usually planned in advance to allow patient and the clinical staff to be prepared and there are less interuptions to the planned schedule.