Outpatient Surgery 

Thanks to advances in medical technology and surgical techniques, more and more patients are able to undergo surgery and be discharged without an overnight hospital stay. At Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, the Outpatient Surgery Center offers comfort and convenience for day surgery patients. With 11 stations, we closely monitor each patient to make sure he or she is ready to be discharged and are capable of handling his or her own needs at home.

Procedures available at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center include:

  • Laparoscopic and Laser surgery in General and Gynecological procedures like:
  • Gallbladder removal
  • Hernia repair
  • Treatment for ovarian cysts & endometriosis
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Plastic Laser procedures for the removal of blood vessels and birthmarks

Special instructions a patient needs before coming for tests or procedures:

  • Obtain instructions from the surgeon's office as to the time you are to report to the Outpatient Surgery Center.
  • Patients who require anesthesia will have a consult with an Anesthesiologist prior to their procedure
  • All patients are to remain NPO (nothing by mouth) unless instructed differently pre-operatively by the Anesthesiologist.
  • All patients being given any kind of sedation or anesthesia will need a responsible adult to drive them home after their procedure.
  • Please leave all valuables at home.
  • A pre-operative packet of information will be given to all surgery patients when they come for their pre-admission interview.

Frequently asked questions:

What should I bring with me to the hospital?
You should not need to bring anything unless you have a special brace or hearing aids that you wear. Do bring identification and Insurance cards.
Can I wear my contact lenses and dentures?
Depending on the type of procedure and anesthesia you will be having, you may be able to keep your contacts or dentures in. Please bring a case in which to store them in case they cannot be worn.
Should I eat or drink anything before procedure?
You should not have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before your procedure unless instructed differently by the anesthesiologist or your physician.
What does my family do while I am having my procedure?
Your family will stay with you until you are taken to the operating room or minor procedure room. At that time they will be shown the appropriate waiting room so they can be easily found when the doctor has completed the procedure.
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