Outpatient Surgery for Adults and Children
Thanks to technological advances, many surgeries and medical treatments that previously required overnight hospitalizations can now be performed on an outpatient basis.
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center’s Short Stay Unit provides patients and their loved ones with the same extraordinary care that they would receive in overnight units, with the added convenience of same-day services, and in some cases, substantial cost savings.
Our outpatient services include, but are not limited to:
- Orthopedic, including knee and shoulder arthroscopy.
- Urology: Bladder, prostate and kidney, including da Vinci robotic-assisted surgeries.
- Carpel tunnel repair (endoscopic).
- Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), including tonsillectomy.
- Eye surgeries including retinal procedures.
- Hernia repair
- Maxillofacial & dental
Before Your Surgery
Schedule an appointment with our Pre-Admission Nurses. They will coordinate your preoperative testing and give you instructions about eating and drinking.
You may also visit with the anesthesiologist.
Bring a current medication list with name and dosage of each medicine you take and how often you take it. Or bring your medications with you in their prescription bottles.
Please leave any valuables at home when being admitted for day surgery (i.e., ALL jewelry, including wedding rings)
Please come prepared to pay your co-payment when you are admitted on the day of your procedure.
When your doctor decides you are ready to leave the hospital, a discharge order will be written. You may want to make arrangements with a family member or friend to help you when it’s time to go home. You will need someone responsible to drive you home. Some important things to remember concerning:
Personal Belongings. Collect all of your belongings and double-check closets and drawers. If you have anything stored in the hospital safe, your nursing staff will alert admissions and a staff member will bring your belongings to you.
Discharge Instructions. Your doctor and your nurse will give you instructions about post-hospital care. If you have questions about your diet, activities or other matters, please be sure to ask.