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Outpatient Surgery

Take advantage of the top-quality outpatient surgery services at Wayne UNC Health Care near you in Wayne County and eastern North Carolina. Trust our dedicated and experienced outpatient surgical care team to prepare you for surgery and answer your questions.

Return Home After Your Outpatient Surgery

Depending on your condition, your doctor may advise outpatient surgery. That means you’ll come to Wayne UNC for surgery and return home the same day to recover.

Benefits of Outpatient Surgery

When you have outpatient surgery, you’ll recover in the comfort of your home, with less stress and the support of your care team just a phone call away if you have questions.

Preparing for Your Outpatient Surgery

Work with your care team at Wayne UNC to prepare for your surgery. Expect a pre-admission call from us. Your care team will tell you if you need to complete any tests before the day of your surgery.

Pain Management

You’ll receive anesthesia to help minimize pain during and immediately after your procedure. Before surgery, your anesthesiologist will discuss the type of anesthesia you’ll need. Depending on your surgery, condition, and medical history, your doctor may recommend:

  • General anesthesia
  • Local anesthetic
  • Regional anesthesia, such as nerve blocks and epidural
  • Sedation

Count on your surgical care team to keep you comfortable after surgery. They’ll monitor you while the anesthesia wears off and decide when it’s safe for you to go home.

Outpatient Surgeries and Procedures

Outpatient surgery is a common option for many types of surgery because of improved medical technology and advances in anesthesia and pain control. Find a wide range of outpatient surgeries and procedures at Wayne UNC, including:

Day Surgery Patient Guide

Read our complete Day Surgery Patient Guide [PDF] to learn more about your outpatient surgery at Wayne UNC.

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