The Same Day Surgery Unit provides surgical and diagnostic procedures on an outpatient or ambulatory basis. Same Day Surgery and Short Procedure Unit patients are registered as outpatients to UPMC Bedford, have surgery or other special procedures, and are discharged the same day.
You may be requested to complete laboratory studies or other tests in preparation for your procedure. Your doctor will let you know when you should get any tests done and any special instructions that you will need to follow.
If you are scheduled for same day surgery, you are preregistered already and should report to the appropriate registration location in the hospital on the day of the procedure.