More Procedures Can Be Performed on an Outpatient Basis

With advances in technology and the development of less invasive techniques, more and more surgical procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day.
According to Ruth Heideman, RN, director of Surgical Services, “Just about any type of surgery that can
be performed on an outpatient basis can be performed here at Baptist Health Floyd. And, because we are hospital-based, we can often provide outpatient surgery to patients who may have underlying health issues that would preclude them from having outpatient surgery elsewhere.”