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Ambulatory/Same Day Surgery

Ambulatory Surgery services are available at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center.

Ambulatory Surgery at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center takes place in a friendly, family-focused environment, providing patients and families with an outpatient non-hospital feel, while also having access to 5 state of the art operating rooms and all of St. Joseph’s Health’s resources.

The unit meets a patient’s needs from the start of a procedure to the finish, as patients are admitted, receive their medical treatment and are discharged from the same unit. The staff, including Magnet award-winning nurses, provides care to patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly in all sub-specialties. The unit also has a dedicated minor surgery OR, transition bedrooms and a dedicated PACU recovery room.

Patients receive pre-procedure phone calls to provide information and instructions regarding their procedure and how to access the department. Additionally, patients also receive a phone call from a RN to assess the patient’s progress after their surgery and to assist with any issues or concerns that may have developed after discharge.

To help in alleviating anxiety and stress prior to surgery, we provide pediatric tours for our pediatric patients and their families. Parents and children meet the unit staff, including an anesthesiologist, so that they are familiar with what will occur on the day of the procedure.

The Same Day Centers at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center provide care to ambulatory surgical patients, some medical and cardiac procedure patients including cardiac catheterization. Certain same day medical bedside procedures are provided to patients who range from infant to geriatric.

The Same Day Centers offer a broad range of appropriate surgical specialty services such as ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Spine, Gynecology, Urology, Vascular, Podiatry, Plastic, Oral/Maxillofacial, Dental, Pediatric and Adult General Surgery, Breast Surgery and Pain Management processes. These services are provided at one or both hospital campus locations.

We are proud of our extremely positive patient satisfaction scores that consistently meet or exceed Press Ganey’s benchmarks.

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For additional information, please contact Ambulatory/Same Day Surgery Services at 973.754.4995.

St. Joseph’s University Medical Center
703 Main St.
Paterson, NJ 07503
St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center
224 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470
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