Ambulatory surgery, or outpatient surgery, is a planned surgical episode where the patient requires less than a 24-hour hospital stay. Numerous surgeries are performed on an outpatient status. Some of the most common outpatient surgery procedures include endoscopies of the large or small intestine and extractions of the eye lens. (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Memorial Medical Center ambulatory surgery area consists of:
- Nine treatment cubicles
- Four recovery bays
The Registered Nurses at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital are certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Pediatric tours are conducted before surgery to ease the concerns of our youngest patients and their families.