Flushing Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Unit is a vital part of the Queens community that performs over 6,500 procedures each year. Equipped with state-of-the-art surgical equipment, our ambulatory surgery center serves patients who are admitted on the day of their surgeries and who are expected to be discharged the day of surgery.
Ambulatory surgery, also referred to as outpatient surgery or same-day surgery, is an approach to hospital care that allows a person to return home on the same day that a surgical procedure is performed. It is an option that works best for patients who are in good overall health and who require minor or intermediate surgery.
Our ambulatory surgery center is part of an important trend in healthcare. Outpatient surgery has expanded over the past three decades for several reasons, including improved surgical equipment and advances in surgical techniques. Currently over 50% of elective surgeries in the United States are performed on an outpatient basis, and experts in healthcare trends expect that percentage to go up over the next decade.
When patients arrive at the Flushing Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Unit, they are met by our dedicated and professional staff, and from there they are guided through their experience with the same care and compassion we devote to all of our patients. Our team is dedicated to providing optimal care not only to our patients but to their loved ones as well.
The day after your visit to our ambulatory surgery center, one of our highly experienced nurses will call you at home to make certain you are recuperating well and to answer any questions that you might have.
If you are in need of a medical procedure that you believe may best be carried out at an ambulatory surgery center, contact the Flushing Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Unit today.