Outpatient Surgery Advantage
Madera Community Hospital offers a wide range of same –day surgeries that allow patients to return to the comfort of their own homes mere hours after their procedures.
Same-day surgery offers a wealth of benefits for patients, including less time spent away from loved ones, decreased risk for acquiring an infection, and the prospect of a more successful recovery in the familiarity of the home environment. Specialties that offer same-day surgery include:
- General Surgery
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose, Throat)
- GI Endoscopy
Simple and Streamlined
On the day of a patient's surgery, necessary paperwork is completed in the Main Admitting Department before being directed to the Same-Day waiting area. Next, a staff member of the Surgical Department will take the patient into the department and start an IV, while nursing staff provides information and education regarding their procedure. When the surgery is complete, the patient is taken to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) for approximately one hour, followed by an appropriate time of monitoring in the Same-Day Surgery area before being released from the hospital.
"Our entire team is focused on making the surgical experience safe and efficient for patients," says Tim Hieger, RN, CNOR,
Director of the Surgical Services Department, at MCH. "We want patients to be able to return home quickly so they can begin healing with the support of their loved ones."
"The advancements seen in Laparoscopic Surgery over the past decade has been tremendous. Ten years ago, many surgeries, such as a hysterectomy, required patients to stay in the hospital multiple days afterward. Today, many patients can have their surgeries in the morning and go home the same afternoon. " - Tim Hieger, RN,
Director of the Surgical Services Department, at Madera Community Hospital