Outpatient procedures—especially same-day surgeries—provide a safe, convenient alternative for many tests and treatments that formerly required an overnight hospital stay. Advanced technology and a team of skilled physicians, nurses and other medical professionals provide the same level of quality care normally associated with inpatient services.
LV Stabler Memorial Hospital continually evaluates new procedures so that we can stay on the cutting edge of technology. We offer a wide variety of different outpatient procedures so that you will not be inconvenienced with overnight hospitalizations. Same-day surgeries/procedures include:
- Blood Transfusions are given through a needle or catheter placed in the vein. Your temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate will be checked many times while the blood is being given. It may take a few hours to complete the process.
- Bone Marrow Aspiration (bone marrow biopsy) - A bone marrow biopsy involves removing tissue from the red bone marrow to be sent to the lab for microscopic examination. The biopsy is done using a small needle inserted into an age appropriate area (long bone for children, flat bone for adults). A local anesthetic agent may be given before starting the procedure.
- Breast Biopsies utilizing the Mammotome® breast biopsy system (also called vacuum-assisted biopsy) - a type of tube is inserted into the breast lump or mass. The breast tissue is gently suctioned into the tube, and a rotating knife removes the tissue. In 1999, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the hand-held Mammotome device.
- Bunionectomy - A bunion is an enlargement of the bone or tissue around a joint at the base of the big toe or at the base of the little toe (in which case it is called a "bunionette" or "tailor's bunion"). Bunions often occur when the joint is stressed over a prolonged period.
- Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to diagnose and treat problems in the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract.
- Gallbladder (Cholecystectomy) is surgery to remove the gallbladder (a pear-shaped sac near the right lobe of the liver that holds bile). A gallbladder may need to be removed if the organ is prone to troublesome gallstones, if it is infected, or becomes cancerous.
- Hammer Toe Correction - A hammer toe occurs when a toe bends over in a hammer-like or claw-like shape. Most common in the second toe, but the condition can affect any toe. A person can be born with a hammer toe, or it can develop over time, particularly from wearing shoes that are too small.
- Hernia Repairs - Hernias are protrusions of part of the intestine into the muscles of the groin. Surgical repair pulls the intestine back to its original location.
- IV Fluid Administration
- IV Antibiotic Administration
- Laparoscopy uses a viewing tube with a lens or camera (and a light on the end), which is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen to examine the contents of the abdomen and remove tissue samples.
- Myringotomy Tubes (Bilateral) are small tubes that are surgically placed into your child's eardrum by an ear, nose, and throat surgeon. The tubes may be made of plastic, metal, or Teflon®. The tubes are placed to help drain the fluid out of the middle ear in order to reduce the risk of ear infections.
- Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid.
- Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of one or both tonsils. Tonsils are located at the back of the mouth and help fight infections.
- Tubal Ligation is the surgical sterilization procedure in which the fallopian tubes are sealed or cut to prevent sperm from reaching an egg.
- Urodynamics is the investigation of the function of the lower urinary tract - the bladder and urethra - using physical measurements such as urine pressure and flow rate as well as clinical assessment.
- Vasectomy is a surgical procedure performed to make a man sterile, or unable to father a child.
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