Same Day Surgery

More surgical procedures are utilizing minimally invasive technology, which reduces the size of the incision and results in less pain and scarring, faster recovery, and reduced incidence of post-surgical complication. Many of these surgeries are completed on a same-day basis so patients can return home less than 24 hours after surgery.

What is Surgical Day Stay?

Same Day Surgery at Meridian HealthSurgical Day Stay is an outpatient service for surgical patients undergoing same-day surgery and returning home in less than 24 hours. A variety of cases fit into this category, including general surgical procedures, as well as specialty cases including: orthopedic, spine, neurology, plastic surgery, ear/nose/throat, obstetrics/gynecology, thoracic, vascular, ophthalmology, urology, and more. Patients can receive a variety of anesthesia: local, epidural, spinal, monitored anesthesia, conscious sedation, and general anesthesia.

Common procedures in Surgical Day Stay include, but are not limited to:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Deviated Septum Repair
  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Removal
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Cyst Drainage
  • Varicose Vein Ligation
  • Breast Tumor Removal and Biopsy
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Circumcision
  • Breast Reduction / Augmentation
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Lithotripsy for Kidney Stones

Wellness Resources

    • Understanding Outpatient Surgery

      Understanding Outpatient Surgery

      Thanks to advances in technology and anesthesia, nearly 6 of every 10 surgeries performed at hospitals are done as "outpatient" procedures, which means you go home the same day you have your surgery.

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    • Nasal Surgery

      Nasal Surgery

      Nasal surgery includes any surgery performed on the outside or inside of the nose.

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    • The Day of Your Child's Surgery

      The Day of Your Child’s Surgery

      It is extremely important that you have followed all of the instructions that were given to you by your child's surgeon during the preoperative visit.

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Related Services

    • Surgery

      Surgical Services

      Working in state-of-the-art operating rooms, the experienced and compassionate surgical teams of Meridian Health include board certified, fellowship trained surgeons, anesthesiologists, and registered nurses.

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    • Pain Management

      Pain Management

      Meridian Health offers a variety of minimally invasive approaches to help patients with chronic or acute pain.

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    • Anesthesia


      Anesthesia is used to block the sensation of pain to provide patients with a surgical experience free of worry or discomfort.

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