Same-day surgery is surgery that does not require an overnight hospital stay. It is also called outpatient, ambulatory or one-day surgery. Same-day surgery allows you to recuperate where you are most comfortable—in your own home.
Same-day surgery has many benefits. Combined with a pleasant atmosphere and quality care, these can include:
- Shorter recovery time.
- Less emotional strain.
- Lower costs.
How Do I Prepare for Surgery?
As a same day surgery patient, you will need to help preparefor your surgery and assist in your recovery. It is very important that you follow these guidelines, and any additional instructions that your nurse or physician may give you.
Pre-admission testing will be contacting you by telephone.You will need to have the following information available:
- List of your allergies
- List of the medications and dosages you take
- Surgeriesyou have had
- Herbals or supplements you take
The call may take 15-20 minutes. If it will be necessary for you to have preoperative testing, the appointment will be made during this call. If you have not received a call within two business days, please call (937) 382-9476 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For more information about Same-Day Surgery at CMH Regional Health System, please call 937.283.9737.