Patients in our Day Surgery Unit will benefit from a quiet, private space during pre-operative preparation and during recovery. Each patient receives highly personalized care before, during and after his or her procedure. At the Day Surgery Unit, you will receive the same excellent care as you would on our main campuses in Boston, with the added convenience of free parking and easy access to many of the major routes in the area. The surgeons at the Day Surgery Unit are credentialed Brigham and Women’s physicians and the nursing and anesthesia specialists are on staff at Brigham and Women’s.
The Day Surgery Unit offers the following surgical services:
At the Day Surgery Unit, along with providing outstanding outpatient surgical care, our goal is to make your visit as easy and pleasant as possible. For your added convenience, the DSU offers a pharmacy from which you are able to pick up any prescriptions you have on the day of your procedure. Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center also offers physical therapy for your rehabilitation and follow-up care.
It is very important that you read and follow these instructions. You will read about getting ready for your surgery and what to do on the day of your procedure, helping you and your family prepare. If you have any questions about your surgery, call your surgeon’s office.
The pre-surgery preparation process begins at your surgeon’s office. If you need labs and an ECG, your surgeon will arrange for these. You will need to fill out a pre-surgery questionnaire:
On the pre-surgery questionnaire you tell us about your health and how we can reach you three to 14 days before your procedure for a telephone interview. During the interview a nurse will review the questionnaire with you, ask additional questions, and tell you what to expect at the Day Surgery Unit. For your convenience, this is all done over the phone. An anesthesiologist will review your record and contact you if needed.
In preparation for your surgery: If you smoke, try to stop smoking. You will not be able to smoke while in the Day Surgery Unit. If you would like help with trying to stop smoking call the BWH Quit Smoking Program at (617) 732-8983 or call the Massachusetts Smokers Helpline at 1-800-TRY TO STOP.
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