With improved technology and advances in anesthesia and pain control, many less invasive surgical procedures are now being performed on an outpatient, or ambulatory, basis. Not all patients are candidates for outpatient surgery and some procedures still require hospitalization. A patient's medical history and the advice of the surgeon and anesthesiologist are important in determining if the procedure is best performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis.
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.
The most appropriate procedures for outpatient surgery are those associated with post-operative care that is easily managed at home, and those with very low rates of post-operative complications, requiring care by a physician or nurse
Outpatient services include everything from lithotripsy to capsule endoscopy to diagnostic and treatment procedures such as colonoscopies and breast biopsies.
Our Outpatient surgeries include general, oncology, orthopedic, plastic, podiatric, urology, gastroenterology, gynecology, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat surgery.
Please call 828-286-5030 for more information.