Ambulatory Surgery

The goal of the Advanced Ambulatory Care Center at Eastern Long Island Hospital is to ensure that every patient receives the highest level of personal care and patient satisfaction,”- Deborah Boesch-O'Toole RN, CNOR, Manager Perioperative Services

Ambulatory surgery allows you to have elective surgery, spend minimal time recovering at the hospital and then continue recovering in the comfort of your own home - all in the same day. Surgical procedures including blood transfusions, pain interventions and colonoscopies are also performed here.

The Advanced Ambulatory Care Center is a multi-specialty surgical center with 9 ambulatory surgery bays and 4 surgical suites. Rooms are equipped with the latest surgical equipment. All areas are equipped for complete patient monitoring and comfort.

Key Surgical Services provided include, but are not limited to:

  • General Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • GI Services
  • Urology Services
  • Ophthalmology
  • Spine Surgery
  • Interventional Pain Management

What can I expect from my visit?

- a warm greeting from the ELIH patient care team, along with a briefing prior to surgery to ensure you fully understand the procedure and expected outcomes;

-a private changing area for patients, complete with secure lockers to store valuables during procedures;

- a beautiful waiting area with a waterview, comfortable seating and wall mounted digital TV.

I’d like my family to accompany me during my procedure. What type of arrangements can be made?

Before your procedure, we encourage a family member to be there with you at bedside. During your procedure, your family will remain in our comfortable waiting area. Loved ones may rejoin you when your procedure is complete.

  • Depending on the type of anesthesia you receive, it is not uncommon to feel sleepy or drowsy. You may also experience dizziness or nausea. Please communicate with your nurse any of these symptoms (medication is available to counteract them).

  • When you are ready to go home the nurses will review postoperative instructions with you and your family or visitor if you wish. You will receive a copy of all discharge instructions to refer to once you get home.

  • A registered nurse will call to check on you one to two days after your procedure. The nurse will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Assuring your care and comfort during a visit to the Advanced Ambulatory Care Center is one more way your community hospital puts Care back in Healthcare.

For more information about the services provided, call 631.477.5350.