Patients at Rumford Hospital are often able to have medical and surgical procedures that allow them to leave the hospital shortly after surgery. (This depends upon the type of surgery 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 days before the surgery.
We have a unit for same-day surgery patients – you will return here after surgery, where a surgical nurse and your doctor can see you. We want to be sure 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 207-369-1082.