With day surgery—also called ambulatory or outpatient surgery—patients enter Cottage Hospital in the morning, have their procedure, and return home by the end of the day. Thanks to improved technology, shorter durations of medical procedures, and fewer complications, about 65% of all surgeries are done on a day surgery basis.
The Cottage Hospital Day Surgery Center is supervised and staffed by specially-trained registered nurses whose goal is to ensure that each patient receives attentive, high quality personal care.
About a week prior to the scheduled procedure, the patient comes to the hospital to meet with the nurse and the anesthetist. During the visit, the patient receives an explanation of their anesthesia and a review of preparations needed for surgery. Twenty-four to forty-eight hours after their procedure, the patient receives a phone call from the day surgery nurse to see if the patient has any problems or questions, and to check on the patient’s satisfaction with the care received.
Services: Examples of procedures provided on a day surgery basis include:
- Arthroscopic Procedures
- Laparoscopic Procedures
- Orthopedic Procedures
- Other Minor Surgeries
- Podiatry Procedures
- Urological Procedures Surgery
Contact: 603.747.9156 or email@example.com
Location: Cottage Hospital Surgical Services, 90 Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, NH 03785