St. Peter's Health Same Day Services serves non-critical, stable patients who are scheduled for procedures including colonoscopy, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, appendicitis, hernia repair, gallbladder removal, orthopedic, ear/nose and throat(ENT), urologic, gynecologic, pediatric dentistry, pre– and post–cardiac catheterization care and pre– and post–X–ray sedation and more.
Patient Registration Process
Patients receiving procedures through Same Day Services will receive pre-surgery instructions from their referring provider, including information about any medications to discontinue. Patients will also be contacted by the pre-operation clinic to gain health status, you will receive a call from the pre-op clinic the day before your surgery to inform you of the time you will need to arrive the next day for your surgery.
The day of surgery, please check in at St. Peter’s Health's reception desk located in the main lobby of the Regional Medical Center. A volunteer will escort you to Same Day Services where you will be prepared for your surgical procedure. This process should take approximately one hour. For your own protection, St. Peter’s Health requests that you limit the amount of personal property you bring to the Medical Center. Please do not bring any valuables.
After surgery, you will be taken to either a room on the Surgical Floor for an overnight stay or back to Same Day Services if you are to be released the same day.
St. Peter’s Health also provides patients with information on Advanced Directives, medical documents indicating preferences for care, with specific documents including a Living Will and a Medical Durable Power of Attorney.