Day Surgery means that a patient will have an operation or procedure and will go home on the same day. Patients should wear comfortable clothes to come to the hospital. Patients are asked to notify their surgeon's office as to where they can be reached on the day of surgery (if other than at home).
Depending on the type of operation, patients may go to a specific area in the hospital a few hours before an operation or procedure. There they may be given additional information about the operation or procedure.
They will be taken to the operating or procedure room and usually given an anaesthetic. After the operation patients may spend some time in the Day Surgery or recovery area until they are ready to go home.
Although these operations or procedures take less time for recovery, it is important to understand that patients will require help going home after their visit. Patients are asked to make arrangements for someone to drive them home and to stay with them for a while.
Patients will be instructed about follow-up visits with their doctor or other requirements before they leave the hospital. Any patients' questions should be directed to their surgeon's office.