Bridgton Hospital has an expanded ambulatory surgery -- or same-day surgery -- department. This allows many patients to return home within hours of their procedure. (Of course, this depends upon the type of surgery performed and also the patient's state of health.)
Patients who will be having same-day surgery have any necessary tests or exams prior to their surgery date. They also meet with a surgical nurse before the surgery date.
We have a unit for same-day surgery patients. After surgery, patients recover here under the observation of a nurse and/or your doctor. We ensure you have recovered from anesthesia and are prepared for self-care at home. Usually within a few hours of surgery, you will be able to leave with a family member or other caregiver.
For more information about same-day surgery, call 207-647-6000.