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Out-Patient Services


CHI St. Francis Health Rehabilitation Team

With the new technological advances in surgical procedures many operations that used to require a stay in the hospital can now be done on an out-patient basis - Same Day Surgery. The technology is incredible!

Sometimes when you check into the hospital, there's no need for an overnight bag. Today, many surgeries or procedures can be done on an out-patient basis.

An out-patient procedure is one in which the patient is not admitted for a stay in the hospital. If it's for surgery, it might be referred to as same day surgery, because you generally return home on the same day the surgery is done.

Some common out-patient procedures include biopsies: tonsil and adenoid removal; hernia and hemorrhoid repair; cyst removal; and endoscopic surgeries and procedures, such as laparoscopy, orthopedic and spinal surgeries and procedures, arthroscopy and colonoscopy.
  CHI St. Francis Health Rehabilitation Team
If you are having a procedure, follow your doctor's instructions for preparation. For example, you may be instructed not to eat or drink beforehand. Or you may need to arrange to have someone take you home afterward. Being an out-patient is not necessarily appropriate for everyone. Some people may need to stay for observation or further treatment. Your doctor can decide if it's right for you.

CHI St. Francis Health, 2400 St. Francis Drive, Breckenridge, MN 56520