Day surgery, also known as outpatient or ambulatory surgery, is surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay. Today, many surgical procedures are performed as day surgery allowing patients the convenience of receiving the care they need, including education and recovery and returning home the same day.
The Surgical Services unit is staffed by highly qualified and experienced nurses who cater to the unique needs of same-day surgery patients. Their goal is to make each patient's brief stay at Huggins Hospital as comfortable as possible and to ensure that patients return home with a relaxed, positive attitude conducive to healing.
The following procedures and services may be offered as same-day surgery:
- Adult and pediatric surgery
- Anesthesia services
- Ear, nose, and throat surgery
- Eye surgery
- Gastrointestinal (GI) services
- General surgery
- Gynecological surgery
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Mammotome breast biopsy system
- Orthopedic surgery
- Pain management
- Podiatry surgery
- Urological surgery
- Vascular surgery
For more information about same day surgery at Huggins Hospital, please call the Surgical Services Department at 603.569.7540.