Outpatient surgery, or same day surgery, does not require an overnight hospital stay. Whether an operation can be done as outpatient surgery depends on the potential for complications before and after surgery. Your doctor or surgeon will also take into account your age, medical history and overall health.
Types of Outpatient Surgery
Thanks to advancements in medical technology, patients requiring minor surgical procedures no longer need overnight care in a hospital. Mercy Gilbert common outpatient surgeries include:
- Arthroscopy, Diagnostic and repair of knee, shoulder
- Breast biopsy
- Ear tubes
- Hand surgery
- Hernia repairs
- Repair broken bones
- Sinus endoscopy with navigation
- Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
- Urinary Tract and kidney stones (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy)
Outpatient surgery may be scheduled by your surgeon at Mercy Gilbert or one of our free standing outpatient surgery centers conveniently located throughout the East Valley.
Recovery from Outpatient Surgery
One of the benefits to outpatient surgery is being able to heal in the comfort of your own home. While you may be well enough to go home, you are by no means capable of caring for yourself or being alone immediately following any surgical procedure. You will need to make arrangements for a loved one or friend to take you home and care for you for the next 24 hours.
Learn More About Outpatient Surgery at Mercy Gilbert
If you have any questions or concerns about your upcoming outpatient surgery, please call us anytime at (480) 728-7062.