Ambulatory and minimally invasive surgery is performed on an outpatient basis primarily for elective and emergency surgical services. It is also referred to as same day surgery. Patients who need an ambulatory surgical procedure do not require an inpatient admission.
Lincoln’s surgeons are nationally recognized for their surgical expertise. Patients receive the highest level of care coupled with a strong focus on patient safety. Our surgeons perform a wide range of ambulatory surgeries including oral and maxillofacial surgery, podiatry, urology, otolaryngology (ear nose and throat surgery), ophthalmology, gynecology, gastroenterology and general surgery. The fully integrated team includes surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses who are dedicated to providing patients with safe, first-rate surgical services using the latest technology in state-of-the-art facilities.
The benefits for ambulatory surgical patients are numerous. Patients return home on the same day of their surgery. Recovery times are shorter. Less pain medication is required. Surgeons provide instructions for managing pain. A nurse generally calls the next day to make sure patients are recovering as expected. Most importantly, daily activities can be resumed quicker.