Outpatient surgeries, or day surgeries, are procedures where you will usually be able to leave the same day. They are generally less invasive, and patients are able to recover more rapidly from such procedures. An example of an outpatient surgery that we do is transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM).
Your surgeon will give you specific information for your surgery, but there are some general things that you should keep in mind.
Be sure to bring your personal photo ID. Try to travel light, and only bring as much money as necessary. Please do not bring large amounts of jewelry, valuables, or other personal belongings.
You will receive instructions for post-op care when you are discharged from the hospital. Before leaving, discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your care provider in order to ensure that you can have the best recovery possible.
When you leave, it will be up to you to arrange transportation. You cannot drive home following your procedure, and you must have someone responsible for taking you home – this means that you cannot take public transit or even a taxi home alone. If you do not have someone to accompany you, your procedure will be cancelled.