Frequently Asked Questions About Outpatient Surgery
No matter the procedure, most people will generally feel nervous and apprehensive at the thought of surgery. As more than two-thirds of all operations are now performed in an outpatient surgery center, many have questions about having their surgery at one of these facilities instead of a traditional hospital.
Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey is an outpatient surgery center, and aims to educate patients about their options when it comes to surgical procedures. If your question is not answered here, please reach out to us and we are happy to help you.
What is an outpatient surgery?
An outpatient surgery is one where the patient is allowed to return home the same day and does not require an overnight hospital stay. There are many procedures that are now being performed on an outpatient basis to not only reduce the cost of care for patients, but also to allow them to recover in their home where they will be more comfortable.
Is outpatient surgery as safe as surgery in a hospital?
It is just as safe, if not more! There have been several studies that show the safety of outpatient surgery centers to be equal to or exceed traditional hospitals. There are risks to any procedure, and those patients who are considered high risk may require their surgery to be performed in a traditional hospital, but generally, outpatient surgery centers are very safe.
What are the benefits of surgery in an outpatient facility?
One of the biggest benefits is the reduction in cost for the patient. Instead of paying for an overnight stay in a hospital, the patient spends some time in recovery and then goes home to continue to recover. Another benefit is that many patients end up taking less pain medication following an outpatient procedure than they do if they have a hospital stay. Studies have also shown lower post-surgical infection rates for those who had procedures at outpatient facilities.
Many patients report that waiting times are shorter, procedures are less expensive, and the care is more personalized.
If you have questions about outpatient surgery, please call Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey at 973-940-3166
Specialty Surgical Center is located in Sparta, New Jersey and our staff consists of board certified surgeons and anesthesiologists performing procedures in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Spinal Care, Podiatry, Urology, Pain Management, ENT, Hand Surgery, Lithotripsy, Brachytherapy, GYN and Laser Surgery.
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