Due to advances in medical technology and treatment techniques, many surgeries that once required lengthy hospital stays can now be performed on an outpatient basis. The surgeons at Chicago Surgical Clinic in Arlington Heights, Illinois, excel at outpatient surgery. Whenever possible, they recommend you take advantage of the many benefits possible with an outpatient procedure, including more affordable care. Schedule a consultation regarding your surgery today by calling our clinic or using the online booking feature.
“Outpatient” refers to a patient who receives medical care without admission to a hospital. In the case of outpatient surgery, your operation takes place in a surgical suite that may be attached to a hospital or exist as a standalone surgical center. You may also hear it referred to as ambulatory surgery or same-day surgery, which means you can go home the same day as your surgery.
The list of potential outpatient surgeries and treatments performed by the highly skilled team at Chicago Surgical Clinic is long and may include:
Our team at Chicago Surgical Clinic generally recommends outpatient surgery based on your overall health and the nature of the planned procedure, including whether the surgery can be performed with minimally invasive laparoscopy.
An outpatient surgical center can often offer quicker scheduling for your procedure than you may expect at a hospital. Faster scheduling can help ease the stress and reduce the pain you may experience while waiting for prolonged periods of time for inpatient surgery.
However, quick and affordable does not entail a reduction in quality. In fact, our expertly trained surgeons and staff’s primary goal is to ensure patients receive the same quality of care - if not better - in our outpatient facility as you would in a hospital. The equipment used in outpatient surgery centers is as advanced, sometimes more so, than what a hospital operating room offers.
Outpatient surgery is usually much more affordable than inpatient surgery due to the elimination of excessive hospital costs that most patients simply do not need. This ultimately reduces out-of-pocket expenses. People also tend to feel much more comfortable resting at home than in a hospital, which often leads to faster healing.
Gallbladder removal, hernia repair, and similar outpatient surgeries are performed laparoscopically. Minimally invasive surgical approaches often lead to expedited healing compared to traditional or “open” surgery, due to a reduction in risk for complications such as bleeding or infection.
Schedule a visit at Chicago Surgical Clinic online or by phone today to find out if you’re a good candidate for outpatient surgery.